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Travel Blogs from Kunshan
Hey everyone, just wanted to let everyone know John and have arrived in China!
All I will say so far is that it is interesting...
We don't have converters for the outlets to charge our computers so I am going to wait until tomorrow to post an update of the flight and first experiences in China!
Stay tuned and love you all,
... I learnt some new Chinese words - Hongshaorou which is a mothers dish of pork. Apparently when you eat it you should always think of your mother. Turbot which is a fish and Doefu a dish I don't know but loved. I am now waiting for a tailor to come to our room to measure me up for clothes. I have no idea what to expect but our guide assured us he would be cheaper than anyone else. She is coming back to translate for us. Watch this ...
Lily left for work early and left us with a typical Chinese breakfast - sweet breads and congee.
We then caught a bus to nearby Tiger Hill and walked the hill to Yunyansi Pagoda, which was built in 959AD and currently stands with a tilt. It is the symbol of ancient Suzhou. Tiger Hill was a pretty park.
Next we caught another bus to Suzhou city area. We walked to the ...
... rockeries, ponds and cloisters - all with unique characteristics make it seem so extensive. There is one tree over 20 metres tall,a maidenhair tree, said to be planted over 400 years ago. There is also a jade rock, 3.3 metres in height which apparently if you burn a joss stick just below the rock, the smoke will magically float out through the 72 holes in the rock. The inner garden is compact but exquisite, and the rocks, ornamental ponds ...
... and destruction that meat consumption causes the Earth. Perhaps I will return to that old, healthier, more environmentally beneficial and animal friendly lifestyle. All I know for now is that Malachi helped to remind me why I was Pescatarian before, and showed me once again how delicious vegetarianism can really be. Professor Shang and Ni came and met with us later, and we all chatted and talked about our time in China and had a generally good time. There was some confusion ...
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