We left the hotel at a leisurely 10am and set out for a huge day of sightseeing. First stop was the Humble Administrator’s Garden, where we were slightly mobbed by VERY friendly Chinese tourists. We squeezed our way through the gardens and while they were beautiful, we all sighed with relief when we left because of the sheer number of people! Next stop was lunch, then the number one silk factory in Suzhou. The silk factory was fascinating and the tour guide, Cherry, showed us exactly how silk is made into fabric and quilts. We got to watch the whole process from tiny silkworm to finished product. From the silk factory, we had a slow walk through the Master of Nets garden, which was lovely and much less crowded than our experience in the morning. We then caught a city boat to Tiger Hill via Shantang Canal. Everyone loved the boat ride which took us through tiny canals and past traditional homes and shops. Our final stop before dinner was Tiger Hill, a spectacular place full of stories. Whew! What a day.