My 5: Shantang Street – Suzhou, China.

Shantang Street Suzhou Jiangsu Province China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. The city of Suzhou offers visitors a fascinating slice of ancient China with its UNESCO gardens and restored canal streets. For an atmospheric stroll through yesteryear there are two particularly handsome pedestrianized roads where you […]

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My 5: Suzhou Museum, China.

Fish pond Suzhou Museum Jiangsu Province China

1. December 2018. Covering all of Suzhou’s plentiful sights in just five days requires good planning and a strong pair of legs, especially for someone like me who tries to do as much as I can on foot. When I was researching my trip back in Ruian I initially thought I’d skip Suzhou Museum. I’ve […]

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My 5: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part II – Suzhou, China.

Humble Administrator's Garden Suzhou China

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. December 2018. I really enjoyed my Christmas Day wanderings around Humble Administrator’s Garden. In all honesty […]

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My 5: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I – Suzhou, China.

The Humble Administrator's Garden Suzhou China

1. December 2018. It was Christmas Day (!) and I was back on the road in China once again to conquer another little corner of this gargantuan country! The beautiful city of Suzhou is famous for two things: It’s gorgeous network of ancient canal streets and for some of the country’s best-preserved age-old gardens. Beautiful […]

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My 5: Pishi Street – Suzhou, China.

Pishi Street plants flowers and rocks Suzhou China

1. December 2018. I think as travellers we’re often guilty of just going to see the famous stuff when we visit new places. Sometimes though it’s also nice to get a picture of authentic local life to better understand what makes a city tick. Very often this can easily be done by including those regular neighborhoods […]

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My 5: Pin Von Restaurant – Suzhou, China.

Pin Von Restaurant and Teahouse Suzhou China

1. December 2018. It was Christmas Eve in Suzhou and late afternoon was starting to creep into early evening. I’d just finished my explorations of the city’s romantic Pingjiang Road canal street and my stomach was rumbling. There were a wealth of eating options around, but I already knew where I was heading. Located right […]

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My 5: Pingjiang Road Part II – Suzhou, China.

Pingjiang Road Suzhou Jiangsu Province China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! Want to get the full perspective? Before reading this, why not dip into my article: Pingjiang Road Part I. 1. December 2018. It was quickly turning into a delightful afternoon wandering around Suzhou’s ancient canal street, Pingjiang […]

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