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Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou September 14th 2005

I dag skulle vi ekstra tideligt op, vi skulle besoege Fiskerens hus inden alle turisterne dukker op. Det var et godt sats, vi var de eneste der var til stede, og man fik rigtig en fornemmelse af hvordan det har vaeret at gaa rundt i haven da den blev bygget for ca 900 aar siden. Man kunne ogsaa bedere forstaa ideerne bag konstruktionen af haven. Saa gik turen til byens silke fabrik, og saa gik det galt ! Vi blev foerst vist hvordan man lavede silken, derfeter blev vi sluooet loes i en kaempe forretning hvor man kunne koebe alt hvad man kunne forestille sig i silke, og det blev gjordt (saerlig kvinderne, men vi alle blev vel grebet lidt af silke feberen). Dem der kunne slippe pungen lidt, besoegte resterne af byens oprindelige mur, med ... read more
Silk embroidery
Fisherman's garden

Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou August 20th 2005

Suzhou is one city in China I do hope to visit again. I thoroughly enjoyed my few days and wish I had stayed longer and forgone my excursion to Nanjing. The former has to be one of the easiest cities in China for navigating and sightseeing while the latter' sights are spread miles and miles apart and the streets full of traffic. When I arrived in Suzhou, I rented a bike from near the train station, a typical one-speed jalopy that makes flat surfaces into mountains, and pedalled across town - why is it these towns look so much smaller in the guide books - to Dongwu, a budget hotel in the city's south-west. My Chinese isn't very good but I imagine dongwu translates as 'no frills'. No worries, i spent little time in the hotel ... read more
sketch of lotus, Zhuozheng Yuan
lotus, Zhuozheng Yuan
bonsai garden, Humble Administrator

Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou November 2nd 2003

great gardens revisited~part II: 3. Huqiu (2002 visit: http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/Zhejiang/Suzhou/blog-448035.html) 4. The Master-of-Nets Garden (2002 visit: http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/Zhejiang/Suzhou/blog-448033.html)... read more
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Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou November 1st 2003

great gardens revisited~part I: 1. The Humble Administrator's Garden (2002 visit: http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/Zhejiang/Suzhou/blog-448032.html) 2. The Lion Grove Garden... read more
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Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou October 31st 2003

the self-planned trip to Suzhou-the great escape from "The Concentration Camp"... read more
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