My 5: What To Eat – Tongli Water Town, China.

Hot crispy bread Tongli Water Town China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. So it turns out exploring Tongli Water Town’s canal streets can be hungry work! But be warned, many of the restaurants and cafes are overpriced tourist traps. There are some beautiful eateries to be found […]

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My 5: Happy Farming Hall – Tongli Water Town, China.

Happy Farming Hall Tongli Water Town Suzhou China

1. December 2018. My day wandering around Tongli Water Town had been an eventful one that had literally teleported me back to the days of ancient China. Picturesque canals and cobbled streets? Yup! 600-year-old Ming Dynasty shopping lanes? Uh, huh! Wrinkled old Chinese folk sittin’ doin’ nothin’? You know it! Another key part of the […]

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My 5: Tongli Water Town Part II, China.

canal street Tongli Water Town Suzhou China

Want to get the full perspective? Before reading this, why not dip into my article Tongli Water Town Part I. 1. December 2018. I’m glad I got to see Tongli Water Town in the off-season. A friend told me the summer crowds here are horrible, so I made sure to appreciate the empty streets and […]

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My 5: Tongli Water Town Part I, China.

Entrance gate Tongli Water Town Suzhou China

1. December 2018. It was my last day in Suzhou and as I made my way out for coffee I was already reflecting on a highly productive four days of exploring. I hadn’t been disappointed with the city’s somewhat lazy “Venice of China” tag, thanks to the particularly charming canal neighborhoods of Pingjiang Road and Shantang […]

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My 5: Precious Belt Bridge – Suzhou, China.

Baodai Bridge Precious Belt Bridge Suzhou China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. Of all the exquisite bridges on offer in the city of Suzhou, Precious Belt Bridge has got to be the most unique and curious of all. Located twenty minutes outside Suzhou’s city centre, this […]

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My 5: Suzhou Canal Cruise, China.

Suzhou canal cruise from Shantang Street Jiangsu Province China.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. If you’re looking to do a canal cruise in Suzhou there are an abundance of routes and operators to choose from. During the summertime you better book in advance, as the canals get bombarded and […]

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My 5: Tonggui Bridge – Suzhou, China.

Tonggui Bridge Shantang Street Suzhou Jiangsu Province China

1. December 2018. Championed as “The Venice of China”, the city of Suzhou is home to a network of beautiful canals and ancient bridges. Two of the most historical bridges, Hu Xiang Shi Bridge and Si Po Bridge, can be found on the cobbled pedestrian stretch of Pingjiang Road. The other, and perhaps the definitive […]

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