Tales From A Broad

My year of teaching English in Japan is up. Next mission: backpack Asia before going home to the U.S.A. Currently HOME!





our 2nd day trip: suzhou

Suzhou is the Venice of China. This is us on a boat ride.

We couldn't stay put in Shanghai, so we took another daytrip to a little town called Suzhou, which is allegedly the Venice of China. It's featured in the book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, and I can understand why because the whole town is built over canals. I've never been to Venice, but this town looked a lot like the pictures I've seen of it. We went to yet another garden that is world-reknowned for the immaculate positioning of all the brdges, plants, buildings, etc. So feng shui.

Pathways were built in a zig-zag to prevent bad spirits from coming in. Poeple used to believe that spirits could only walk a straight path.


A local woman who lives on the canal.

It looks like this town is sinking, doesn't it?
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