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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... pot noodles seem to be what people live on here so if you can't beat them...join them. The bathroom was small and scruffy so we didn't shower for 2 days! It was soooo cold too, so we slept fully clothed with our hats on in twin beds. No joke. I think the boat experience would of been better if we visited in warmer weather. People on board were friendly enough though. One of the crew took me under her wing and showed us the ropes. Bless her she reminded me of my nana! I had ...
... time than we anticipated and later headed off to the Three Gorges Dam Museum. This was a really interesting museum, although some of the information needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.... "one million people were very happy to be forcibly relocated elsewhere to start a new life from scratch so that the government could build a big dam..." Hmmmmm. The few photos of the "happy relocation" suggested otherwise. Anyway, we mooched around a few of the other exhibits, including ...
... so the students could help each other building sentences in English. “This was an interesting suggestion – but we cannot do it here, as our seats are fixed”, he finished. He had looked at me the whole time. Now he looked at the class and repeated everything for them in Chinese.
Julia later told me, that this had been an excellent lesson for her, as, to the class, He Wu spoke very clear Chinese.
... they were going to show us was a ghost town! A part of Chongqing, that had been planned, but never populated in the least as it was supposed to.
We were surprised and quite happy to have ended up here rather than in a conventional museum.
A German newspaper-article about Chinese ghost towns was published the same day:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/i mmobilien/immobilienblase-in-china-die- deutsche-geisterstadt-12731472.html
by Julia Powalla
Pieces of cut raddish hanging on a line to dry
Mahaghoni-coloured heavy tables and chairs
People staring at us, without a greeting
People staring at us, and greeting us with a lot of excitement as soon as they heard us being able to say „Ni hao"
People cuing in ...