Sunday in Suzhou

Hello from China! How’s it going in your world?

Sunday morning we had a tiny bit of a later time to meet = 8:30am. But it’s still too dark to run outside at 6/6:30am so I waited for the gym to open to do 30 minutes on the treadmill and a tiny bit of strength. I haven’t had a lot of time to sweat, but I do what I can when I can.

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The hotel breakfast buffet this morning was the best!

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I love this little plate for the boiled egg – but I eat more than one at a time!SAM 0701 800x600 thumb Sunday in SuzhouSAM 0708 800x600 thumb Sunday in SuzhouSAM 0702 800x600 thumb Sunday in SuzhouSAM 0711 800x600 thumb Sunday in Suzhou

From breakfast we headed to the Grand Canal. We had the option of taking a boat ride, but Ben and I and one other couple decided to walk along the canal instead.

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That was a great choice because we walked along quiet streets where the locals lived and got a good feel for the area.SAM 0724 800x600 thumb Sunday in Suzhou

A ways down we discovered an open air market that was super busy!

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Later in the day we ended up at the Grand Canal. It was a pretty foggy afternoon.

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Ta-da!!!! I’m in China!!!!

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Starbucks! I didn’t get anything from Starbucks, but isn’t that a fun building?! SAM 0812 800x600 thumb Sunday in Suzhou

The Grand Canal had a bunch of stray cats. Should I bring one home as a souvenir? Vegas need a friend and then he can learn Chinese!

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Question: Does Vegas need a friend from China?

Comments

  1. K says

    Oh my goodness! Had no idea you would be in Suzhou. I have been living in Suzhou for 4 years. Isn’t it amazing!! In the states for the holidays now but can’t wait to get back. Enjoy the rest of your trip and if you get the chance, eat some ba si di gua (candied sweet potatoes). You will not regret it! After starting to read your blog a few years ago I have run half marathons in Shanghai and Suzhou! :)

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