Sozhou City (pronounced: So Jen)
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This morning we took about a 2 hour bus ride to Sozhou City. To be honest today was pretty much a downward spiral. We picked up our local DM, Benny (picture Jill doing her impression of Elton John doing the high part at the end of Benny and the Jets). This place is supposed to be real pretty. It is on the
So we finally found sanctuary on the bus for a few minutes before we had to go to the next place; Tiger Hill.
Me: "Benny, when you say Hill, how steep are we talking about?"
Benny: "It is not bad, only a few steps."
Benny is a dirty liar. As we got off the bus he confessed that it was over 100 steps. Okay, okay, not bad, I know, stop complaining. But please consider this inhumane heat. We climbed Tiger hill to the Pagoda on the top and once again I have no idea about the background of this joint because my brain was not functioning enough to retain any of the blabber that Benny was rattling off.
Finally it was time for lunch and some nice AC. After that we were able to check into our hotel and take a much needed shower. The Glamour Hotel was none to glamorous but it did have good water pressure. The problem is that we were made to leave our suitcases in Shanghai and only brought our backpacks with enough clothes for two days. So after we showered we had to put on the clothes we were planning to wear the following day and just hope to God we don't sweat in them again. Jill and I each only brought one bra for the two days so the two of us were pouring baby powder all over our bras over the tub. I don't know what we thought that was going to accomplish but all it ended up accomplishing was that we both had sweaty, powdery bras. It was after the shower that I noticed my throat starting to get sore. Crap.
After dinner we went to a Ping Pong school.
Back at the hotel Jill and I were both grumpy because our AC wasn't working very well. Also one boy decided it would be a good idea to sneak out of his room after bed checks. Jill went to get his journal and he wasn't there. He had snuck out and started knocking on people's doors. I busted him downstairs trying to knock on one of the girl's rooms. Jill and I had him call his mother and I was pissed because I felt sick and had to stay up late dealing with this garbage.