We arrived in Suzhou after a 2 hour bus trip from Shanghai. After our arrival we went for an early dinner – beautiful sizzle beef, sauteed cabbage, sweet and sour pork and other delightful dishes. Our hotel is amazing in Suzhou. Everyone went to be early as we have had a very busy few days.

On the bus at 9am. We spent the day at Tongli Water Town. So interesting! An old town on the canal. We went on a boat tour of the canal and went passed all the old homes and shops. Had a yummy traditional lunch where local produce was used. Tried fresh lychees and they were delicious. Tamika bought a hand made stone necklace. Will bought a hat and cool sunglasses. Ava bought a beautiful umbrella and Maddy bought a beautiful scarf. Mrs Gloury opened a pearly shell and had enough pearls to make 4 poairs of earrings and a bracelet!
early evening meal tonight and back to the hotel. School Visits start tomorrow.

Our Suzhou Hotel

Ava on the canal tour

Tamika on the boat trip

Will on the canal tour

Maddy on the gondolier along the canals