Travel Blogs from Suzhou
... Su Laoshi for teaching me bus stop! Mike relieved to find me safely with the bus but heartbroken that the ice cold Diet Coke he had managed to procure for me from the cafe I couldn't find had succumbed to the 36 degree heat. Have asked Mike not to lose me again! Government silk factor interesting but not as good as the rickshaw ride through the old streets. Mike a bit wary and feeling guilty ...
One Day More.
This is what we woke up singing and continued singing on the bus to school.
Knowing that we were doing no work today, we were excited to spend one last day with our students.
The first part of the morning was spent with a draw to give away all the resources that we have used over the last 3 weeks.
Then our classes joined together to watch "The Emperor's New Groove" which they thoroughly enjoyed.
After lunch, ...
... on the event and it was more impressive than we could have imagined.
They had an English band, lots of stuff to eat, and a beautiful venue.
Before the certificates were distributed, they had a beautiful sand painting demonstration.
It was a great night.
Our bus stopped at McDonalds on the way home to the hotel and we had an early night.
Looking forward to our last day tomorrow.
Two days until Beijing!
Thanks for reading, ...
... 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 ...