Yesterday our group had the chance to visit the number one silk company in Suzhou. What a cool experience! Throughout our tour we got to see the entire silk making process from beginning to end which was very interesting. I was not aware that such tiny little worms could produce such an amazing product! After witnessing the production process, I have a new found appreciation for silk and those who harvest it. It also helped me to understand why it is priced so much higher than other commodities here in China.
Later that evening we attended an exciting show in Hangzhou. The performance was split up into different segments to show cultural aspects of the city. The main thing I noticed while watching these scenes was the elegance of the female performers. I was amazed by the gracefulness of their movements and couldn't believe how effortless they made everything look. This experience took me back to when we first entered this city and were told that the prettiest girls in China live in Hangzhou. At first, I didn't think it was possible for beauty to come from a certain area, but after watching that performance I completely agree! The term "beautiful" not only applies to the women who live here, but also to the entire city. It's a shame that we only had one day in this area. I would have loved to see more!