On April 25 we did a wonderful side excursion to Zhujiajiao, a picturesque city on a series of canals, served by six person boats paddled like gondolas. Walked through a rich man’s house built before the troubles, then boarded the boats that took us deep into the city.
Explored the city for the next half day, marveling at the merchants with tourist trinkets but also great grilled meat and dried ginger. All kinds of nuts, fruits and spices. Looked at lots, bought only ginger. Was tempted by fancy chocolate store with chocolate Mah Jong set. Too expensive at $50.
Sandra and her daughter, Anne, dressed up in Chinese outfits and had their pictures taken. We toured an antique pharmacy and post office.