GreenTree Alliance Suzhou Liuyuan Hotel
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... turned out very well! Nothing too weird appeared and everything got eaten up. We visited an old, large family home and tried the bows and arrows. Then we bought some souvenirs and walked on to the Sex Museum. This was shut though which we were a bit disappointed by! The buggies on the way to the town had been useful as we now knew the route back to the station which only took 10 minutes to walk. We timed it ...
We set off very early this morning so that we would have plenty of time at the train station to queue for our ticket. However getting out of campus itself proved challenging as the gates were still flooded as last night and it was continuing to pour. I took my shoes off and walked mid-shin deep in my socks through and once inside the metro station I changed into my open shoes rather than new socks and trail shoes. We got to the station and bough tour tickets without too much ...
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 ...
... 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.
... Administrator’s Garden, the biggest of several gardens Suzhou is famous for. Relatively empty the garden was very peaceful compared to the bustle of Chinese cities and luckily it had stopped raining at this point as well.
By this point it was definitely lunch time so we walked down Baijia Alley in search of some food. Baijia Alley is advertised as a traditional street but in reality it’s entirely given over to tourist shops and cafes, we found one called Chit ...