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... vocabulary we have learnt before, so the students were happy enough!
Suzhou is probably one of the most westerners-friendly places to be living in China. We are on Shanghai's doorstep, there is a whole district of new accommodation and restaurants, where it's actually more difficult to find a Chinese restaurant than say a Mexican or a Japanese. But you still have Old Town with its gardens, pagodas and cheap restaurants. But even in Old Town we still have the ...
... we split up into two tables. Overall we had something like 12 dishes total-- there was duck, fish, lotus, broccoli, watermelon, curry, beef, rice, ham and more. Once we were full and done sitting around talking, we went back outside to see the skyline lit up. Seeing that at night was one of my most favorite things we do so far on the ...
... little restaurant and bar called Sicily. Here, I ordered a Long Island, had delicious lasagna, and finished with a scoop of ice cream with baileys. That had to be one of my most favorite meals this whole trip. On the way back from dinner we stopped at a small store to pick up some snacks and drinks. Finally we made it home for the night. Nick, Tony, Trisha, Victoria, Dana, and I all went to Cory's room to hang out and finished our night off talking and listening to ...
... We sat in the second class car for this short trip southeast.
Suzhou has a population of 6 million. Hard to fathom since they limit the birth rate. Rick astutely pointed out that they've been growing the population for thousands of years as compared to our paltry couple of hundred. Our first outing was to the Lingering Garden. This garden is one of four famous gardens in all of China. The garden was constructed in "the 21st year of the ...
... beautiful things you find. Half the time, the photos the photos won't show how beautiful/impressive/interesting the sights are anyway.
Bonus: Have fun and don't worry when things don't go to plan!
Things don't always go exactly the way you had imagined. This isn't always a bad thing. Don't let complications ruin your trip, you just have to take them in your stride and add them to your list of anecdotes for when you get ...
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