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Following our excitement on Saturday, we were looking for a calmer day. Alison and I planned to walk to the Suzhou Silk Museum. It has received several favorable reviews on TripAdvisor. The others decided to join us. Unfortunately, TripAdvisor didn't note that the museum was closed for renovation. We were directed to another place with silk making demonstrations but that really wasn't what we expected when we set out. After lunch, Alison, Craig and I toured the ...
... narrow streets all decorated with lanterns, and perused the gift shops. Onwards we walked to the wall which was partially rebuilt and gave a lovely view of the river and the ornate bridge. We caught the subway to our hostel which is perfectly nice but basic and stinks of wet dog! Due to the rain and the 3 dogs I suppose... We had some beer in the bar for a bit and then ventured back into the rain for dinner. We found a nice place near by which we took over and rearranged to suit ...
Today was a day of contrasts: we visited a 1000 year old garden and I went pearl shopping.
It's incredible to see so much consumerism. Our guide told us the country is "communism with it's own style."
In the evening, at a tasty ...
... leads into every section of the garden almost as a teaser to the magical splendor that lies beyond. Several tributaries of the Grand Canal flow into the gardens. They are lined with beautiful trees that offer shade an delight your senses at the same time.
Being Saturday, there were throngs of crowds lining up to see the gardens. Lots of beauty all around. The architecture of the buildings was a feast to the eyes. The ...