Home Inn (Suzhou Sanxiang)
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First stop for the day was near the only portion of the original ancient wall that surrounded Suzhou. A short walk to where we boarded boat for our cruise along the large canal and then through the smaller canals for which Suzhou was known as the "Venice of the east".
Suzhou is a network of canals and bridges with ...
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
... area, we got a taxi out to the Lingshan Scenic Park area, with a large detour as the roads were blocked with military for some reason, and arrived at the park about midday. We could see the large bronze Buddha statue (the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world at 88m) in the distance, and followed the path walking past the Grand Screen Wall; the Altar of Buddha's Footprints; Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni; Buddha's ...
... of the head and she was off. 5 minutes later she was back and look what she brought me. 6 pork dumplings and a bowl of tofu soup. Boy am I gooooooooood!
Look what else she brought me. Another 12 pork dumplings and enough tofu soup to feed everyone in the shop. The extras must be a reward for placing my order in perfect Chinese.
The lack of English speakers in Suzhou has both surprised and delighted ...
... they were really expensive though!) which you could watch them stretch out and fold the lolly batter (what do you even call that?) so when they cut it, the lollies would have tiny patterns and shapes in it, the usual shops that sold touristy things and ice cream shops. As we were walking we could see people with all these really cool ice creams and of course we had to have one. I can’t remember the name of the shop that we decided on but they had specialised waffle ...