Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sunny Day In Old Town Suzhou

Saturday, April 23rd; a beautiful sunny Saturday in Suzhou. The sky is blue and the air seems very clear and clean (probably not, but it just looks like that). Spring is in the air and the days are getting nicer. May is supposed to be a rainy month, well, May is almost here and we will […]

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Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is a popular tourist attraction in Suzhou, China. The poet, Su Dongpo, a well-know poet of Northern Dynasty, left this praise about Tiger Hill: It’s a great pity if one comes to Suzhou without visiting Huqiu (Tiger Hill). From the plaque at the entrance, which reads in part… “The place attributes its reputation to dozens of different-shaped […]

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At the Boardwalk

Across from our apartment complex there is a very nice boardwalk that goes for quite a long way. To the right, it goes into Li Gong Di – a very nice area on the shores of Jin Ji lake with a large variety of restaurants (our favorite Italian place – Piccola Italia – is in this area […]

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Twenty Five Years…

… and counting! This weekend was a four-day weekend due to “Tomb Sweeping” day in China. Also known as the Qingming Festival when Chinese visit the tombs of relatives and friends – for more on this tradition click HERE. We had plans to go many places during these four days, but the weather did not […]

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