Hanting Express (Suzhou Guanqian Second)
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Similarly to naming Qingdao both the Switzerland and Riviera of China Suzhou is named the Venice of China. I think Suzhou deserves it's title a little more than Qingdao though. It's well pretty and has all sorts of fancy gardens you can visit, my favourite being 'The most Humble Administrator's Garden.' I took most of my photos in there. It even has a few canals to justify it's comparison to Venice. ...
... is a shoulder season and a subsidy would keep the hotels full and merchants busy -- just a theory!
Back to the Silk Spinning Mill -- in a word -- fascinating. Legend has it that the cocoon of a silk worm dropped into the tea cup of a woman sitting in her garden in Suzhou. In the tea, the cocoon began to unravel and, walla, a mile long (literally) strand of silk thread. The thread is so thin that at least eight are woven together to make one ...
... br> Had a fabulous day, and really enjoyed spending time with everyone. I also met Helen, who is Richard Kemp's assistant on the Project, a lovely lady.
After we got back to the hotel Richard arrived with Jintao and they took me out to dinner. It was great catching up with Richard again.
... Partnership Schools checking in.
Luke Reddington was talking to the other students from Writhlington: Louis Paddon, Issac Soccorsy; Chloe Simms; Lydia Simmons, Adam Benney and Otta Brown. He looked up and saw me and his mouth opened in surprise as Rachel hadn't told them I would be there!
I went to Shantang Street with them in the evening. It was so lovely to spend time with the students and with Rachel.
... the fish. Outside the garden is a market that we had a quick wonder through. Then off to lunch where we tried some lotus root, it was delicious. After lunch we went on a canal boat ride down PingJiang Road. The boat captain even gave me a turn at captaining the boat. Now I have a back up career if my current one fails. Once off the boat we continued on foot down PingJiang Road. This road has a lot of shops and cafés, was great ...