Tag Archive: weekend

The old village of Bright Moon Bay

As we had three days of holidays last week, we decided to go somewhere instead of couchpotatoing the whole time. We were considering Chongming Island, in Shanghai, and Xishan Island, in Suzhou, and… Continue reading

Barbecue Season

When I was 18 or 19 I went on a road trip through Ireland with my family. It was cloudy and raining most of the time, as it is usual there, but one… Continue reading

Time-traveling in a Chinese train

For our trip to Luoyang a couple of weekends ago I wanted to take the train. I frequently ride the high speed trains in China but I had not been in an old… Continue reading

Weekend trip to Luoyang

Last weekend we made a short visit to Luoyang, in Henan province. We took the train from Suzhou (17 hours) on Friday and arrived there on Saturday morning. Luoyang was the capital of… Continue reading

Visiting Lingyan Mountain Temple during the Ghost Festival

On Sunday it was not too hot so we decided to visit a temple on the outskirts of Suzhou: 灵岩山寺 or Lingyan Mountain Temple. It is a Buddhist temple located on the top of… Continue reading