The Fourth and Final Days of the Conference - 2007 Oct 25-26

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In the entrance of the building where the conference took place was a beautiful silk tapestry, framed in glass. Suzhou was once famous for its silk.
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On the fourth night, the conference arranged a boat tour of the city along the city moat. This is dinner before the boat tour.
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walking to the boat tour - The city of Suzhou lights up at night.
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loading up for the boat tour
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one of the many bridges I saw from the boat tour
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headed back to the hotel after the boat tour
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a second dinner after the boat tour - We went to a karaoke bar after dinner.
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Geoff Marcy playing with a Chinese beggar child, on the way to the bar
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at the karaoke bar
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Geoff getting ready to sing Elvis
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headed back to the hotel
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On the last day, some friends and I went to see the twin pagodas in Suzhou. We stopped here for coffee on the way.
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one of the twins
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the other
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We got to the twin pagoda garden just after it closed but managed to talk our way in. However, one of the garden keepers, an elderly man, was not at all happy with us and kept following us around, telling us to leave.
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leaving from Pudong Airport in Shanghai for Tokyo

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