MBLers in Suzhou
Suzhou, a city in South China famous for its beautiful classic gardens and handicrafts.
Two of our MBL volunteers have just started their one-year adventure in Suzhou, and they are recording their exciting life on a blog.
Italian natives, London adoptees, travel lovers currently based in Suzhou, China. Sharing our experiences over a year living,loving and working in Suzhou ! Welcome to our blog!
Shooting a documentary at the Master of Nets Garden/网师园
MBL Academy: Suzhou is China’s well-known “city of gardens”, which tops all others in both the number (nearly 200) and the artistry of gardens. Gardening is one of the important types of architectural art, and the art of gardening has undergone a history of 1,500 years. These gardens have their own characteristics in layout, structure and style. The essence of garden is to construct beautiful surroundings by designing all the elements －mountain, water, path, indoor decoration, in a harmonious and organic way.
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2014 / 中秋节
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Chinese Moon Festival, takes place on the 15th day of the eighth Chinese lunar month, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest version. This is one of the two most important occasions in the Chinese calendar (the other being the Spring Festival or the Chinese New Year) and it is an official holiday. This year we celebrated on September 8 and China public holidays lasted for three days. This is the time of the year for families to be together. The traditional food for mid-autumn festival is the moon cake which is round and symbolises reunion.