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5th September - Tiger Hill Garden, Lingering Garden, Grand Canal Cruise, Master off the Nets Garden Breakfast was proving to be a non-event until we phoned Billy and handed the phone over to the young bloke on the desk. An unappetising meal of fried eggs, warm (powdered) milk, some slices of a sweet bread and watermelon ( and some oranges/mandarins we had brought in Shanghai), made up the meal. At the same time, Greg had asked for ...
... don't buy a green Chinese cap (with the red star) - it basically means your wife is having an affair! Doesn't stop them being sold to the tourists! It was an hour and a half drive then to our hotel in Suzhou. It was located down a narrow, crowded (aren't they all) street with lots of shops selling jade. It took a little while settling in - discovering breakfast wasn't to be supplied (a few phone calls should hopefully sort it out) - and then Greg and David ...
... Su Laoshi for teaching me bus stop! Mike relieved to find me safely with the bus but heartbroken that the ice cold Diet Coke he had managed to procure for me from the cafe I couldn't find had succumbed to the 36 degree heat. Have asked Mike not to lose me again! Government silk factor interesting but not as good as the rickshaw ride through the old streets. Mike a bit wary and feeling guilty ...
... to convey our concern to the front desk brought us a great deal of enjoyment.
We enjoyed our last dinner at the hotel in Kunshan (no dumplings though :( )
Our Chinese friends took us to a rock music club to celebrate our last night.
It was really empty when we got there at 7:30, but after about half an hour it was packed.
The band went on at 9:30 and the singer joked about never performing for this many foreigners.
... was a bit of a ‘hurry up and wait’ moment as the guy shoved us quickly onto a bus, then we waited an hour for the bus to fill up with tourists before we drove down to our starting point. The motorized boat carried about 30 or so people. The tour guide only spoke Chinese so Tammy and I just admired the views of the city through the rain-spattered window. After about an hour or so on the boat we were ushered off the boat and into another silk museum and shop. Most tours in ...