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Monday, October 09, 2006

Day Trip to Suzhou & ZhouZhuang






Qiao and I signed up to go to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang. I think that Suzhou was appointed to be the sister city to Portland, Oregon a while back. So it was pretty neat to go there. Suzhou craftsman stayed in Portland for approximately 2 years and built a small classical Chinese garden.

We had an English speaking tour guide. Five people including us. Gloria, the tour guide was getting frustrated that we took a long time taking photos. Adding insult to injury, we forgot to tip her at the end of the day trip. We didn't realize till the tour minivan drove off.

It's cultural not to tip for service here in China, and we missed the opportunity when it was the exception. I still enjoyed the day.
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