Jinjiang Inn (Suzhou Amusement Park)
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... to the one we went into! Am slightly perturbed as do not recognise anything and on strange street. I ask for bus stop but forget to ask for foreign people's bus stop. Set off but then realise my mistake and retrace footsteps whereupon a helpful man realises what I am looking for and sets me off to correct place. I spot our bus and whilst waiting for the others send a private prayer of thanks to my old ...
... with a lot of stairs.
Did I mention it was hot?
Lunch was great (there was free beer).
After lunch, we drove for 50 minutes to "Silk Street" which is supposed to be famous for lots of stores that sell silk.
Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge bust and the trip turned out to be for naught.
We wandered around some markets for a while and went to a nice lake where you can see the beautiful (smoggy) ...
... some of the pagodas in the area have been retrofitted with elevators), we were literally overlooking the entire old town section of Suzhou. The bad news is the air quality was horrendous, over 200, and some of the worst JP and Carolina have seen since arriving in China a few months ago. Visibility suffered, and it actually burned my eyes. I could feel it a little bit in my lungs, too. This was my biggest concern about coming to China.
Luckily, the next bit of touring ...
... class was Geography, where the teacher went over all of the main festivals celebrated in China. Although the students enjoyed this, the real joy was having the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with the Chinese students. Both groups were eager to get to know each other. That was definitely a highlight for me today. Despite the cultural and language differences, the students were willing to take a risk and try ...
... back fond memories of our previous trip and visiting the locals. It teemed with fresh produce including eels, turtles, bullfrogs, ducks, chickens and a rabbit! It would have been great to spend more time there, but alas, rushed off by our guide again. We then made our way to the local commercial restraint which was at....you guessed it...another government shop. This time it was an Embroidery centre, a smaller production with handmade materials. The products were ...
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