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Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

Suzhou Museum in Suzhou, Zhejiang Province in China, houses ancient Chinese artifacts, which is fitting considering Suzhou is an old city known for traditional and ancient gardens and architecture. The main entrance on Dongbei Pedestrian Street is located directly next to Zhuo Zheng Garden or The Humble Administrator’s Garden. Part of the museum is in a traditional Chinese […]

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Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou

You can now order prints of pictures from this and related posts, visit here to buy now, free shipping within Australia! Suzhou city in Zhejiang Province in China is known for its gardens and waterways. It is a more traditional city, with ancient architecture and traditional gardens. There is a saying in Chinese that goes Up […]

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Ping Jiang Road, Suzhou, China

Suzhou (苏州 Su Zhou), China is a more traditional city in China. Located in Zhe Jiang Province, it is famous for its more traditional attractions, in particular, its ancient traditional gardens, architecture and local cuisine. Ping Jiang Lu (平江路) or Ping Jiang Road is an old cobblestoned street located along a canal, lined with shops selling traditional Chinese products. […]

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China Travel

Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai, China

The Oriental Pearl Tower OPT in Shanghai, China, is a television broadcast tower that is also a public tourist attraction. In July 2016, I went with a group of people on a university trip, to visit the OPT. We got there around 3:30pm. It was the middle of summer and super hot. We spend around […]

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Home Inn -A review

When I was in Shanghai, I stayed at 2 different hotels, Jin Jiang Inn in Jia Ding District and Home Inn closer to Shanghai CBD, both are chain hotels. This is is a review of the rooms at Home Inn in Shanghai City, China. In this post I will review Home Inn hotel at Guang Zhong […]

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Jin Jiang Inn -A review

During my 2 week visit to Shanghai, I stayed at 2 different hotels, Jin Jiang Inn in Jia Ding and Home Inn closer to Shanghai CBD, both are chain hotels. In this post I will review the Jin Jiang Inn in Jia Ding District, Shanghai opposite Shanghai University. Jin Jiang Inn was cheaper than Home Inn; Jia […]

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China Food Travel

Nanjng East Road and People’s square, Shanghai, China

When I was in Shanghai, I went out strolling/exploring by myself a few times. This is a short post on my experiences in Nanjing East Pedestrian Road and People’s Square/Park, places that I visited. Nanjing East Pedestrian Road 南京西路步行街 This is a large vehicle-free (except on the pavement tram/train type rides) square lined with shops, […]

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China Travel

Guide to Shanghai Metro

You can now buy prints of my photos! More coming, stay tuned! Click here to view and buy my prints! Free postage within Australia! Shanghai’s subway system, called Metro in English, is a highly efficient and fast form of public transport. Most of the metro is underground, however in some parts it is above ground. In […]

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China Food

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is a cosy restaurant serving modern Shanghai cuisine across the road from Tian Zi Fang. I was quite lucky to have been invited here by my mother’s friend who lives in Shanghai. She also spent several hours with me in the heat of July at Tian Zi Fang. For even a picky […]

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China Transport Travel

Guide to long distance Trains in China

In China, ‘trains’ refer to long distance high speed trains that go between cities and provinces. You must buy tickets before travel and ID is needed, and the local transportation cards are not accepted. Being a major transport hub, security checks are in place. Cigarette lighters are confiscated and people are checked for explosives. The […]

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