The gardens of Suzhou July 20th 2010 Suzhou
A day trip from Shanghai.
We managed to catch our morning train to Suzhou, after hurriedly asking a restaurant put our breakfast of "xiao long bao" dumplings into a take away box with much sign language! It was a nice high speed train and only took us half an hour to get to Suzhou, which is where many traditional Chinese gardens are dotted around,and it is another world UNESCO ... read more
Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I moved to Hong Kong in August 2007 with the intention of staying for 9 months...until I left eight and a half years later....I finally made a move from HK and spent 2016 in Sydney, Australia. 2017 has included Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Peru, Ireland and Sweden.
My favourite adventure: I went travelling in Asia and Europe for six months, taking the Trans-Siberian railway back to England. We managed to get from Thailand to London with no airplanes!
I'm a keen photographer and writer & I hope you enjoy my blogs.
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