I haven’t finished all my blog posts from Beijing yet, in fact there are many many more to come as I still have a lot to share with you. I am also going back to Beijing on Tuesday so can explore some more when I’m back. It’s hard to believe I have been in Beijing for five weeks.
Two days ago, rather than taking the bullet train we took the overnight train from Beijing to Suzhou which I think took around eleven hours. I’ve never been on an overnight train before so I didn’t know what to expect. We stayed in a cabin style room with two bunk beds, the beds were actually comfortable enough and I ended up having a good sleep which I didn’t expect. I think it’s a great way to travel as you get a proper bed and no days are wasted!
Suzhou seems absolutely beautiful as to what I’ve seen so far. Suzhou is completely different to Beijing – it is centred around a huge lake and so there are many rivers and bridges everywhere, but there is also still a modern very built up city. Many foreigners live here- as I think it has the headquarters of many companies and there seems to be more foreign people than in Beijing and Hangzhou. I’m really excited to share with you my few days in Suzhou, a city in the south of china!
The language they speak here also isn’t Chinese mandarin- it’s different so I can’t understand a lot of what some people say. I’ve been to a Chinese traditional tea house and watched some traditional singers from the south of china. I have also eaten many a dish of the Suzhou famous noodles- and I am in love, the Suzhou noodles are amazing.