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Sunny Suzhou

China Memoirs #12

My wife and I just went on a trip to Suzhou, China.  This city is considered the venice of China because of all the canals that line the historic district and beyond.  Below are some pictures I took on my panorama application on the iPhone 4.  I am going to imbed them as flat images and then link them to the website so that you can view them also as a panorama image.

Times Square, Suzhou

Suzhou.Times.Square

http://360.io/7gRGPv

Blue and White Monstrosity (seriously LARGE…)

Suzhou.Blue.White.Monstrosity

http://360.io/bDR2xt

Ancient Wall

Suzhou.Ancient.Wall

http://360.io/TjyuCK

End of a random canal street

Suzhou.End of Canal Street

http://360.io/Mk4xtG

Isthmus, Suzhou Zoo

Suzho.Zoo.Isthmus

http://360.io/E6kBpb

Jasmine Tree? (sure smelled like it!), Suzhou Zoo

Suzhou.Zoo.Jasmine.Tree

http://360.io/MpYPVT

The Wife (main event)

Suzhou.The.Wife

http://360.io/ZktvZ5

Scholars Hotel Garden (awesome hotel…)

Suzhou.Scholars Hotel

http://360.io/Bd6g47

Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I

Suzhou.Humble.Garden.Part.1

http://360.io/H3a7un

Humble Administrator’s Garden Part II

Suzhou.Humble.Garden.Part.2

http://360.io/ce7CwM

Humble Administrator’s Garden Part III

Suzhou.Humble.Garden.Part.3

http://360.io/nxLpfT

Humble Administrator’s Garden Part IV – Pagoda

Suzhou.Humble.Garden.Part.4.Pagoda

http://360.io/wmc2QM

I should have a few more posts before we come back from China.  We have about 6 1/2 weeks to go!  It has been fun, but our time is running out here.  See you soon family!

Dr. Derek

 

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Wo ai cha!

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China Memoirs #7

“Wo ai cha!” means, “I love tea!” literally in Mandarin Chinese spelled in pinyin.  Green tea is a popular drink in the land of China, both mainland and the associated regions of Hong Kong and Macau.  There are many varieties, 80% of which comes from the mainland of China itself.

Currently my wife, Jessie and I are imbibing a scrumptious and delectable drink called lucha (lew cha).  This the essential Chinese name for green tea on the mainland and specifically in Mandarin.  It also has Jasmine flower mixed in, to sweeten the bitter edge that can be associated with green teas.

My wife still loves her guihua (gway hwah) or osmanthus tea so much more, but when we decide to mix both the guihua and lucha together… well that is a party no one would forget 😉

Well… today is a day of relaxation.  With that I bid you adieu.

:Derek