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45 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    Beijing to Wuxi

    August 25 in China

    Up early for a flight to Shanghai and then a bus trip to Wuxi. Have to say that Chinese airline travel (international and domestic) is more than fine - food is great and seat room (particularly international on China Southern) is good. Good selection of movies, wifi and USB power.

    The 2 hour bus trip to Wuxi is almost one continuous metropolitan area - hard to describe the amount of high rise apartments etc - just incredible. Urban Shanghai itself is 25M people (that’s Australia).

    Arrive at Wuxi and had a look at Lake Tai - a huge fresh water lake (2250 sq km but average depth of only 2 meters). A place for boating, families and picnics.

    Dinner at another fantastic restaurant - great selection of food. You know the meal is finished when the watermelon comes out.

    A chance after dinner to wander around near the hotel (which is in central Wuxi). There was some sort in festival going on with fireworks dancing and lots of people.

    Another great day.
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  • Day10


    July 14, 2017 in China

    Suzhou is een, voor Chinese begrippen, middelgrote stad met een lange gezellige winkelstraat. We hadden een hostel dat onderdeel is van een grote keten, wat als voordeel had dat we elke dag schone handdoeken kregen en ons vuilnisbakje ook dagelijks werd geleegd. Niet geheel onbelangrijk als je je w.c. papier in die prullenbak moet gooien. We wilden hier 2 nachten slapen, maar vonden het er zo fijn dat we er een extra nacht aan vast plakten. We vonden zelfs een wedstrijdbad waar we lekker af konden koelen en even wat konden sporten zonder ten onder te gaan aan de hitte. Ook bezochten we een groot park dat leek op een botanische tuin. Zo mooi! We hebben nog maar een heel klein gedeelte van deze stad gezien! Maar we kozen er nu voor om even gewoon te leven ipv alles te ontdekken.

    (We kunnen de foto's van onze camera niet overzetten sinds we in China zijn dus ik heb niet zoveel foto's)
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  • Day3

    Vivian lead me to this awesome place. I would have never found it as just a tourist. It is close to Nanjing university, were you can obviously find lots of authentic Chinese food places in the rather dark side streets. We had Tofu, cooked fish heads, vegetables with lots of garlic and sweet & sour pork chops. Yummy!

  • Day10

    Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

    December 10, 2017 in China

    Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Republic of China and its first president, is buried here at the Purple Mountain. Thousands of people (very close to 100% Chinese) were here today, on a Sunday with beautiful sunshine.

    It is the first time this week I really saw a blue sky and was able to feel the warmth of the winter sun.

  • Day3

    Nanjing Street Life

    December 3, 2017 in China

    1. Why not take a nap at the construction site?
    2. Why not work in the middle of a four way road?
    3. And you thought Munich streets are flooded with shared bikes?
    4. United we pull!
    5. And the last picture ... no words.

  • Day7

    Different day, differnt food

    December 7, 2017 in China

    There are great places for good food everywhere. In Nanjing, going out too eat costs about the same than just cooking at home (even though I becomes more and more expensive while salaries stay about the same). That’s why there are small restaurants in every corner. And like always, one has to take some dark side alleyways to find the best places. I always liked Chinese food back in Munich, but after I return I will have a hard time to find stuff as good as here ... take a Look!Read more

  • Day7

    Beijing to Suzhou

    September 8, 2017 in China

    Off to Suzhou this morning by bullet train. Great trip at over 300kph for our 5hr journey. Lovely hotel room with a view over a square with huge groups of people ballroom dancing, line dancing, exercising and young children playing rollerskating games. Wonderful use of community space. Early to bed tonight as we head off for a little sightseeing in the morning on our drive to Hangzhou.

  • Day8

    Must try: chicken feet (or 凤爪)

    December 8, 2017 in China

    “After an outer layer of thin skin is removed, most of the edible tissue on the feet consists of skin and tendons, with no muscle. This gives the feet a distinct texture different from the rest of the chicken's meat.” (Wikipedia)

  • Day10

    The Nanjing City Wall (南京城墙)

    December 10, 2017 in China

    It was very impressive to walk the stairs up the wall and to get a feeling for its unbelievable dimensions. When it was build in the 14th century by emperor Zhu Yuanzhan, who made Nanjing the capital of China, it was the longest wall in China and belonged to the largest in the world. It was/is 48km long and took 21 to be built! Now, more than 600 years later, it is still in great shape.

  • Day14

    On the menu today: frogs.

    December 14, 2017 in China

    Alright, one step further into the world of eating animal parts. It is pretty common to eat frogs here in China, and they actually tasted quite nice. But frogs are also on the menu in many other countries of the world, also including Spain, Greece and, of course, France. There are sources that say that worldwide around 3.2 billion frogs are traded each year (!) By the way: the round vegetable that you can see in the picture is actually from the root of the Lotus.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Jiangsu Sheng, Jiangsu, Province de Jiangsu, 江苏

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