Gondolas……..It’s like being in Venice……….but in China
Yesterday we went to Suzhou, the Venice of the East. It was drizzling, so that was a little damper on the day, but it didn’t stop us. One of the first things we did was take a gondula ride down the river. It was so beautiful, but the water was like black and the aroma of the air smelt like an icky bathroom. I think that even one student asked why they were washing their pots in the river; oh it was not their pot for cooking but their personal waste pot. That tells you how clean their river is and where that lovely smell is coming from. But besides that it was absolutely beautiful. Our guide even sang songs and he was quite good. The ride only lasted about half an hour, but it was totally worth it, one thing you must do when in Shuzou. Then we were off to the rest of our day exploring Shuzou!!!!