Youngor Leidisen Hotel
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... in. The old town is surrounded by a canal and is very cute with old style, low rise buildings, lots of lanterns hanging and boats moving slowly round. Our walking was at a slow pace as it is so picturesque! After a while wandering we found somewhere for lunch, and decided to ask for a couple of things we knew we would like (tofu, rice, chicken) but then we just did the "point at a random item" ordering method. ...
... kindly provided speed updates a-la Concorde. I was seated beside Gordon which gave me a good chance to get chatting with him and catch him up on the time he'd missed. We all nearly got off at the wrong stop though as the stop before had the town name in it, it just also said something else! A helpful man asked the guard and all was well. I was surprised when we got off the train to be greeted by so many touts selling maps and tours of the area. Clearly this is far more of a ...
... very much like factories.
We arrived in Suzhou under half hour and were immediately enveloped in a smog of dust and smell of chemicals. Coming out of the train station I felt the air was filled with heavy smoke. Vicky, our guide, said that for all its ancient beauty, the town is also an industrial center with several manufacturing factories emitting toxic waste in the environment.
The demonstration took us from moth to egg, to caterpiller to cocoon, to soaking the cocoon, unraveling the cocoon to a series of looms that lead to a bolt of cloth. If the cocoons are not harvested at exactly the right time, the pupa begins to eat its way out and the cocoon is ruined for use as silk. To put this all in perspective, it takes thousands of cocoons to make a single scarf. Don't ask how many for a king-sized bedspread!
... shown where the toilets and the lunch room is. I was was only there for about 5/10 minutes, as all my classes are in the same block.
Tomorrow I got to SEPS, which is where the majority of my classes will be. I have 8 classes of 50 students and another 4 of 40. The 4 smaller classes are apparently the more difficult classes, with a lower level of English, which implies to me that the students are streamed to some degree - ...