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... day in Chongqing having taken in the riverbank scenery en route. Could not help but think of all the refugees taking the very same route during The War of Resistance (1937-1945). All crowded on boats and being bombed by the Japanese. Arriving in Chongqing we visited an ancestral hall. I loved this. It was specifically for people coming from outside the city to have a place they could go to for support from like minded people. A native place ...
... After meeting our guide Johnny, he took us to Dolce & Gabana in the basement, which had a grocery store. Prices were really high. A package of cherries was $16.00. The wines were upwards of $40.00 or more but we found one that was on sale, two bottles for the price of one. We shared with Thomas so it worked out okay.
Off to the ship we go. We had to carry our carry ons down 79 steps, little cement steps with ...
... the same thing for 50, so he bought another. At the next two
tables they offered them for 40 and then 30!! Seems to be quite a markup here!
This is a smaller town of only 10,000 people but it had originally been located
at the foot of the temple. Every year it flooded out with the spring and summer
rains. To solve that, they moved the town to higher ground, but could not move
the temple, so they built a coffer dam around ...
... but again it seemed very touristy. We did visit Wuhou shrine temple but compared to the others I have seen so far, it was very similar. It did have some beautiful bonsai gardens though. The shrine was initially built in 223 CE. To avoid being consumed by all the tourists, we located a tea house. We all ordered different teas. Mine smelled really good before the water was poured in but in the end ...
... before using the Hot Pot.
Once everyone is back to the table with plates of noodles and/or rices along with the created sauce of spices and flavour uniquely to your taste, he started demonstrating the meal process.
The pot in the middle of the table is full of broth and in our case, the outside layer with hot peppers ready to set your mouth on fire. A cart is brought to the table with an array of meats ...