Today is our last day in China. Our trip has been really interesting, spectacular and filled with new friends. We can’t wait to share all that we have done with our family, friends and school. Tonight at midnight, we will be on a plane heading back to Melbourne and school on Tuesday. See you all then! 😀
Today we had to get up at 7:00am. We had breakfast then got on the bus to the silk factory. When we first got there we went in a room where they showed us the lifecycle of a silk worm. It was really interesting. A silk worms life span is 60 days. After that we had a look at the cocoons and the big silk worms we even held one. Then we went into the factory where they clean the silk. When we finished we want to have lunch, it was pretty good. The gardens where really pretty and sunny.
When we got back to Shanghai we unpacked and then went to Starbucks, we had a honeycomb crunch mocha. Later we went to the Science and Technology Market. We got way better at our bartaring.
Molly got a new bag and Ray-bands.
Monique got Raybands, Soccer jersey (Leo Messi) Sport shirt, Umder armour shirt and lots more.
Sophia got beats head phones, pill speaker,a panda snow globe and lots more.
AftEr that we went out for dinner at a huge Food complex called the Reel it was good. Then we went to the shops and went back to the hotel.
From Molly, Sophia and Monique
Today we went to our sister school, Xingwan School. We participated in Badminton practise and Monique was really good. Sophia and Molly both loved the session and we got key rings as souvenirs. Next was the handcrafts and we made flowers out of wire, stockings and string. Last we played African Drums and learnt a new song with backing music. We enjoyed seeing Mary, Kane and Aaron and having them guide us around.
Then we went to Water town. In water town the beautiful gardens used to be someone’s home, we also did a little bit of shopping. After that we went Pearl shopping. All the peals are real. Later we hopped on a boat while it was raining,it was very interesting because one of our Puxi people were trying to knock us over into the 5 metre deep water. Then we went to dinner, the food was good.
Today Monique, Sophia and Molly went to Tai Chi. It was very relaxing that Molly closed her eyes and nearly fell asleep. After Tai Chi we went to a big beautiful garden. It was really fun and we saw a huge fish, tiny fish too. There was so many beautiful streams and plants. We went into the Bonsi gardens and we all grabbed a ice cream or two. After that we had another banquet dinner. It was really yummy and can’t wait for what’s next!!!. We are having a great day but miss the Australian life style
From Monique, Molly and Sophia
Today we visited our Chinese Sister School, Xingwan School with Maiden Gully P.S and visited, Aaron, Kane and Mary who participated in a homestay at our school last year. We participated in a maths lesson, calligraphy class and had lunch in the school cafeteria. It was great to see our sister school and we can’t wait to visit again tomorrow.
Today we travelled to Suzhou via an 1 hour and half bus trip. Once we had checked into our hotel, we had a delicious lunch of dumplings and noodles. The noodles were very spicy but nice. Afterwards we travelled Tiger Hill where it was very hot but we enjoyed it. When we were walking up the hill we heard a lot of facts and when we got to the top the veiw was amazing. After that it was so hot that we got a ice cream it was so good. We then later on got on the bus and headed off for the market. After that we went to have dinner, it was a banquet with lots of food!
Day 4, planning museum, M&M would, lolly shopping, the bund more shopping and about to go to a dumpling dinner. We had so much fun, the planing museum, it was so cool we found out that after 75 years a house gets demolished and they rebuild a much more modern house or building. M&M world was so big and had so many different flavours of M&M!!!!! After lunch we went lolly shopping and brought some Chinese Lollies. If you are wondering what the Bund is, it’s a train that goes under the Hun po river. Later we went outside to this fancy building and took lots of selfies. A little later we were just chilling and then we heard a very loud whistle and a security guard man was trying to tell us to get off the grass so we quickly grabbed our bags and sped walked away.
Today we went to the Jingan temple. The temple was so amazing. There was gold on the roofs of the temple it was so cool,there were also people cleansing the area, we got to throw coins into this kind of fountain looking thing and if we got it in we got a wish. Then we got on the big red bus to the yuan gardens.we did a little bit of shopping and enjoyed the garden it was almost, almost the same as the one in Bendigo. Now we are of on a river cruise. By Molly, Monique and Sophia
What a busy, rainy day! In just a few hours we visited the spectacular Pearl Tower which had some lovely views of Shanghai even though a thick blanket of fog covered the city. Next we walked to the Brand Market where we visited the Apple Store, ate a delicious lunch and also looked at some lovely shops. From there we spent a few hours at the Science and Tech market. All 4 of us were able to get a few bargains for ourselves and our loved ones at home. To top off our day, we went to the AMAZING Circus, we saw some spectacular acrobatic feats and experienced a very authentic and crowded train ride! It was amazing to see our BHPS reps challenging themselves and really engaging in the exploration today. I know all 3 girls where able to tackle a challenge which was fantastic to see!