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Travel Blogs from Suzhou
Well we started our first week of travel today. We started out with about a three hour bus ride from Nantong, to Suzhou where we visited Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill was an interesting experience. Basically we walked up, over and around a large hill that had lots of different rocks with special meanings. I was able to get some good pictures though. After …
... and the air seems murky most of the time as compared to last year. I'm very tempted to take photos but it simply seems too intrusive, and people here live with little privacy - I don't want to do anything to add to any sense of loss.
On a totally different topic, "The Beauty Contest of Chinese Fruits" is much more fun! Overall, most fruits here don’t have much flavor, compared to the amazingly delicious ...
On Sunday, I had a lie in – the first in far too long, and then went to the supermarket to get myself a bike. I LOVE my bike – it now takes me only 20 minutes door to desk, which is a vast improvement. I can wear shoes without worrying about ruining them, and it definitely feels safer to be on a bike and part of the crowd than walking and being the odd one out – also if you’re on a bike you can get ...
... went with me and explained all the costs and the process – and told the hairdresser what I wanted. I ended up with a really short cut that’s perfect for the steamy weather here. The salon is very new so everything looked clean and tidy. Oh, and there is no tipping here, so you get some bargain prices.
Last night I asked for an iron – the girl ...
... around 10pm, as we approached our hotel the first thing that caught our eye was the location of the hotel alongside a river and even better a Papa Johns right next to it. Suzhou turned out to be a very modern city, with tall sky scrapers side by side with the very old traditional China. This seems to be quite common in China, with new buildings being built near traditional temples and it actually works quite well. We love the modern architecture, looking up ...
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking