Bamboo Grove Hotel
Travel Blogs from Suzhou
... international window for the world it is all pretty impressive. Old Suzhou really is old with amazing gardens and buildings. So, we are in The Lingering Garden and Mike needs the loo and I am to go ahead to the cafe. But, I can't find the cafe, get seriously lost until eventually I find an exit. I remember the instructions being if we get lost go back to the bus. Only problem is I have come out of ...
... to convey our concern to the front desk brought us a great deal of enjoyment.
We enjoyed our last dinner at the hotel in Kunshan (no dumplings though :( )
Our Chinese friends took us to a rock music club to celebrate our last night.
It was really empty when we got there at 7:30, but after about half an hour it was packed.
The band went on at 9:30 and the singer joked about never performing for this many foreigners.
Two more teaching days!
Today was our day where the teachers had to take what they've learned and apply it to their classrooms.
We modelled a literacy lesson in the morning, and they had the whole afternoon to develop their own lesson using our strategies and their textbook.
It went really well.
After school, we had an early dinner as we had to prepare for our gala celebration in the evening.
The real estate company that sponsors the ...
... most about China.
We had a smaller group today, but we sang many English and Chinese songs.
This time, the big hit was "Girlfriend".
Everyone knew the words and was singing along.
Another great experience.
3 more days till Beijing!
Thanks for reading, Mom!
Avril Lavigne- Girlfriend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg59q4p uhmg
... gestures are pretty much the only way to communicate when no one speaks English. However, I learned to set my expectations pretty low that the photos were going to match the food we received. Ordering food is definitely one place the language barrier becomes more difficult (the other big one is finding a bathroom with a "western toilet" when you have to pee!).
Sidebar on Chinese bathrooms: toilets are a hole in the ground surrounded by flush to the ground porcelain. There ...