Well we are now seated at the famous ERA circus. It will be s late night folks so we are not likely to touch base tonight but will certainly make contact tomorrow morning. This is our last evening in Shanghai, China. We fly out tomorrow evening. We must turn off cameras now but here are your cherubs in their seats eagerly awaiting the start of the show.
Tongli is situated in the old section of Suzhou. It is connected by a series of canals. Those that live and work in this old water town use the canal to live – wash their clothes in it, throw old water into the canal, wash dishes etc. this is the Venice of China.
The kids loved this section today and the canal ride was great.
Ok…. picture this. Walking through a park with an amazing array of umbrellas lined along the footpath. Is it a dance? A friendship group meeting together? Not quite. It is a speed date – messages on those umbrellas provided the details of the person’s son or daughter that they wish to marry off! Their age, height and weight details, are all advertised on the umbrella- if you are interested you need to approach the Chinese mother and start a conversation. Mmmmm……interesting 😀