Jinjiang Inn (Suzhou Coach South Station)
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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
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.
I traveled to Wuxi last Thursday to meet Will to go into Wuxi No 1 School to do lesson observations and professional development workshops on Differentiation and Homework, so we decided to stay over the weekend and celebrate my birthday early! We booked into the Kempinski Hotel.
Today was a glorious day, clear blue sky and quite warm. After having a lovely brunch at Casa Zoe's, a lovely tex mex restaurant in ...
... pork” which looked awfully like the sweet and sour pork we have at home but way better (the Chinese food we have at home by the way is in no way considered Chinese food haha I haven’t found a single thing even remotely close to it) we each decided what to order and called the waiter over however as we started ordering he said “Oh sorry we have finished lunch, we are now serving tea and cakes”… tea and cakes at 2:30 in the afternoon! We were shattered. ...
... cocoons were being used for the matting in silk comforters. We all got to help stretch these pieces of wet silk from a two-foot square onto a frame -- pretty cool! These comforters (the filling for a duvet) were only $100, but the silk duvet covers were around $500. So, no, we didn't buy one from the government store!
We were actually looking for a silk robe for Brennan, but they only had them in children's sizes that he has already outgrown or ...