Travel Blogs from Chongqing, China

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Transiting Chongqing, Chongqing, China travel blog

Transiting Chongqing

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Worlds largest Panda Breeding Centre, Chongqing, China travel blog

Worlds largest Panda Breeding Centre

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... got back from the pandas late which only gave us an hour to get lunch (bearing in mind no breakfast and we wouldnt get to Chongqing till later). After ordering a bit of lunch I got the keys to the locker and ran up to get the passports and start ...

Travelling to the Yangtzi, Chongqing, China travel blog

Travelling to the Yangtzi

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and onto our boat for the 3 Gorges. We organised the trip through our hostel 890 Yuan (62 quid each) for transfer to Chongqing, half day city tour and then two nights on board plus tours of Fengdu, Badai city and the lesser three gorges boat trip. Was ...

Exploring the holy mountain, Emei Shan, China travel blog

Exploring the holy mountain

A travel blog entry by idarich

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This afternoon we arrived back in civilisation after two days and nights exploring Emei Shan, one of the great holy mountains of Chinese Buddhism. We spent both nights in monasteries. Here's a round-up of Tuesday to today (Thursday). Tuesday 14 ...

Hot Pot, Chongqing, China travel blog

Hot Pot

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... so at least I would be able to communicate with some others on board beyond "xie xie." Passing the day wandering around Chongqing I bumped into Jimmy (a bit like secret agents with their alternative English names), a born and bred local who was only ...

Chongqing, Chongqing, China travel blog

Chongqing

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... we had to transfer onto another bus for the remaining 5 hours! The LP neglected to mention that! Wasn't really looking forward to Chongqing much. It looks pretty tiny in the book but indicates that 32 million people live there (Recently learnt in a TV ...

More on the chllis to keep Chinese drivers awake, Chongqing, China travel blog

More on the chllis to keep Chinese drivers awake

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... roads in the world - supply them with free chilli peppers to prevent them falling asleep at the wheel. In the southwestern Chongqing region, home to one of the most spicy diets in the world, police have begun serving drivers dried chilli peppers at ...

Yangtse Cruise Day 1: Ghost Cities, Fengdu, China travel blog

Yangtse Cruise Day 1: Ghost Cities

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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So before I get into the first full day let me mention the night before.  John led us down to the docks and had us wait while he sorted out everything.  Then he pointed to a Chinese tour guide (waving the little yellow flag) and indicated that ...

Yangtze 3 gorges river cruise, Chongqing, China travel blog

Yangtze 3 gorges river cruise

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... . What a shame, I'm sure it would have been fantastic, totally devoid tourist shops and alike, yeah right. Everywhere in China there is someone waiting around the corner waiting to sell you something, usually at a totally inflated price compared to what ...

Day 37, Chongquing, China travel blog

Day 37

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... will get a new water supply as water is diverted north, and the hydro-electric plant at the dam will generate 10% of China's total electricity supplies. On the down side some of China's most beautiful scenery, the three gorges, will be lost forever and ...

Day 40: Cruising down the Yangtze River, ChongQing, China travel blog

Day 40: Cruising down the Yangtze River

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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Our Next Stop: ChongQing, capitol city of ChongQing Province Finally got all of these pictures uploaded!! Entry to come soon, I ...

Chongqing Pandas & Yangtze Cruise., Chongqing, China travel blog

Chongqing Pandas & Yangtze Cruise.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... in English. Before boarding the ship we had flown in from Xian and had a whirlwind tour of the largest city in China, Chongqing (pronounced ChongChing) which included a visit to the zoo to see the laid back and endearing China Pandas. And now here we are ...

Chongqing, but not for long, Chongqing, China travel blog

Chongqing, but not for long

A travel blog entry by irax

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... some blame onto the town that we visited. So read on if you want but don't say that I didn't warn you. We'd heard that Chongqing wasn't really that exciting a place, so we hatched a plan to spend as little time there as possible. And we're glad that we ...

Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise "Tour"

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... an extra 250Y each for what, we never figured out. (same bus, same boat, same room, same tours...) The tour guide in Chongqing that was supposed to meet us at the bus was late so we stood around until someone noticed a couple whiteys and figured out we ...

The Little Three Gorges, Wushan, China travel blog

The Little Three Gorges

A travel blog entry by rcys

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The next day we stopped in Wushan and got on to a smaller boat to go to The Little Three Gorges. The water here is much more shallow so our "cruise liner" couldn't make the trip down the narrow gorges. The first stop for the smaller boat was clearly a ...

Cruising down the Yangtze, Wuhan to Chongqing, China travel blog

Cruising down the Yangtze

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... . We can not help but compare everything here to India and after thousands of kms of travelling the Indian rail system China's 2nd class 'hard' sleepers was like travelling first class - blankets and pillows, hot water, regular cleaning... we were very ...

In Transit - Chongqing Train Station, Chongqing, China travel blog

In Transit - Chongqing Train Station

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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This is just a pin on the map – we had to wait 4 hours here to get our next train to Chengdu Went to some noodle place to get our usual beef noodles only a few seconds into mine I found a bit of beef that basically had the cow skin and hair ...

John's Cozy Nest, Chongqing, China travel blog

John's Cozy Nest

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... hop on a bus and go back to sleep.  This is exactly what I did for the 5 hour trip from Chengdu to Chongqing.  But before I could resume my interrupted sleep I had to experience the less-than-stellar driving skills of our mysterious and silent ...

Our Life as Chinese Tourists, Chongqing, China travel blog

Our Life as Chinese Tourists

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... us very excited for the boat. Well, after an 8 hour trip on a local bus, with many other Chinese tourists, we arrived in Chongqing where we took a city bus to our boat. The city bus is exactly what you'd expect - bench seats and Scott had to close the ...

Chickens on Buses, Parties on Boats, Chongqing, China travel blog

Chickens on Buses, Parties on Boats

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... corner, hidden dip (or any other situation where overtaking may be considered dangerous)   16:41 We arrived at the boat in chongqing about an hour ago, after all stuffing ourselves into a couple of small buses that poached us from a taxi queue as a ...

Yangtze river cruise, Chongqing, China travel blog

Yangtze river cruise

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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Another flight today.......arrived in Chongqing from Xi'an, would have liked to have spent a couple of days in this city, but only had time to visit the Panda's which was really special & we saw a 1 year old baby along with about 10 adults....now we ...

ChongQing John, ChongQing, China travel blog

ChongQing John

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... hour bus journey to Chonqing where we were later catching our cruise liner, more on that later! Here we had one of our best meals in China, a run down street cafe with a few seats inside and we had some of the tastiest food all for 75 pence each! We had a ...

Cruising Down the Yangtze, Yangtze River, China travel blog

Cruising Down the Yangtze

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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11:28 My cold was so bad this morning that I didn't get up to go on the trip to the Ghost City. The wake up ships horn went off at 630, whilst Fiona poked me at about 7.15. I just couldn't face it. I'd had a lousy sleep, which also included getting up ...

Chonqing, the worlds largest toilet!, Chonqing, China travel blog

Chonqing, the worlds largest toilet!

A travel blog entry by leon1974

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... a bit strange to me but it basically means there are tribal people living there. There are lots of different tribes in China, distinguished by their dress and customs, and handicrafts. I reckon its going to be pretty interesting, will tell you about it ...

Back in Hechuan for some classic times, Hechuan, China travel blog

Back in Hechuan for some classic times

A travel blog entry by alexe54

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... shops. He wanted to treat me to something special, so he got a big bag of very spicy duck neck and Ou Pien (or Ou Piar in Chongqing dialect) . Duck neck is good but full of bones. It is dried and might be the spiciest thing I have had in china. Ou Piar is ...

Back In China, Chongqing, China travel blog

Back In China

A travel blog entry by evanforrester

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... two buddies that also taught in the Hunan Province, Pat and Alex, are also here with me. I started teaching this week at Chongqing University of Technology. I am teaching 5 different classes of Oral English. It should be fun. This week went smoothly. I ...

Boats and too many buses, Chongqing, China travel blog

Boats and too many buses

A travel blog entry by djkizza

... supposed to stay for the night but we had the itinerary changed and didn't get to do it.  Which kinda sucked cause Chongqing looks a little like Akihabara.  Bright lights in every corner!  We are about to embark on another 4 hour ...

Cruise boat on the Yangtze, Chongqing, China travel blog

Cruise boat on the Yangtze

A travel blog entry by backpackandgran

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Had a fantastic time on the boat, though the 3 gorges and amazing scenery. Took a small little made worryingly out of wood, still unsure how it floated. Went though smaller gorges and felt like we were the only people about. Slightly embarrassing t-shirt ...

Gus and Mom in China, Chongqing, China travel blog

Gus and Mom in China

A travel blog entry by evanforrester

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... was fresh water for her to swim in and she chased Vietnamese potbellied pigs all day!! After a week there we headed back to Chongqing and we are still here now. We are awaiting the Chinese New Year! My dearest childhood brother, Gustav (Gus) Orangatangus ...

May 28, 2013 - Day 11, Chongqing, China travel blog

May 28, 2013 - Day 11

A travel blog entry by sue_and_brian

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... we took a bus to the Dazu Rock Carvings near the village of Baodingshan ( about three hours by slow bus (traffic) west of Chongqing. The Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese Buddhist rock sculptures and carvings, dating back to the 7th century AD, ...

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