Suzhou …. a rush but enjoyable trip (2)

This is my 2nd part of my rush rush trip to Suzhou.

On one of the days there, I managed to rent a bicycle from the hotel and cycled along side with the people there. It was totally a different experience as you have to be extra careful not only with the other cyclist by also the motorcyclist, and the pedestrians. The most challenging was at the traffic lights or at the junction, you have to watch out for the big brothers and sisters; the cars and lorries!! It is wonder how they can ‘get’ along so well with each other and the only ways is, you have to be in it to know it. My summary.. SCARY!! lol.

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DSC_0823  … among the cyclist waiting to cross the a main road.

 

DSC_0819 A self shot of me on my rented bicycle.

During my ride, I also passed a lot of canals… as some of you know, Suzhou is also know as Venice of the East and I means lots of them all  around!!

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Like I said earlier, the market is always an interesting place to visit and it is must when you go to another country as that’s where  you will see all sorts activities and the local people in their daily activities.

 

DSC_0800 The vendors busy transporting the good or produce to the wholesaler.

 

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Some of the weird catches which I also do not know what they are… but I believe it is from the local area. Anyone know what are they?

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This is another shot of an open market along the street  in a nearby area where the local go and do their marketing. You can see the amount of people and the activities surrounding the area.

 

 

 

 

Suzhou …. a rush but enjoyable trip (1).

As always a holiday or trip abroad… anyone and everyone would love to spend as much time to see, learn and experience the culture in one place or country.

Well I had a chance a few months back, but for this trip,  it was rather a very short and rush one… which was to Suzhou, China. It was a rush trip and wasn’t really a holiday but more of attending a relative wedding there. It was a first time experiencing a wedding outside my own country as each of us know, each country or culture their own way and definitely, one would like to see and compare the difference. Anyway.. I will not be talking about that but I will just share what I seen and capture when I was there briefly.

DSC_0825  Pan Pacific Suzhou

DSC_0824Internal part of the hotel

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DSC_0829 This is the external part. Looks like an old time of  China.

As Suzhuo is famous for its many garden, behind the hotel itself, there is a beautiful garden with the Pagoda.

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DSC_0817The Pagoda

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Some of the scenic views in Suzhou.

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DSC_0808-001 The lorries waiting for their turn to unload their goods to the wholesale market.

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The people and the activities which you can catch them doing candidly

DSC_0831 What are these people doing?

DSC_0832Well… this is what they are doing… they are removing the shell of this water vegetable which can be eaten raw or cook in cold dessert or even cooked with other vegetables.

This picture below is cute… can you spot something that is out of the ordinary?

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Have you ever seen a table that can sit 18 people? Well it is possible! I have heard than you can even sit up to 30 people per table!! That’s even bigger. The picture below is a place where they only had 1 table …yes 1 table in the whole restaurant and they just only serve that 1 table for the whole night. So you can imagine what will the cost of the meal, rite?

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Anyway.. hope you like a brief outlook. If I had a chance… I will definitely go to Suzhou again and explore stay more longer … for sure!