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Travel Blogs from Heshan
... 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 ...
Hello from Chongqing, China's grubbiest city!
We arrived late at night, after our internal flight from Guillin was delayed. Nothing exciting to report about our flight, although we were given seaweed-covered peanuts as the in-flight snack, which was great, and Mr H discovered a game called Monkey Boxing on the swanky tablet provided for entertainment.
After collecting our bags, we caught the Metro to the centre of town, and luckily, our Hostel is very close to ...
... 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
My friends/interpreters were at the thotel at 8:00 AM to begin our explorations.The subway was - like all city subways - crazy crowded and perhaps a little more rude: there was shoving. Apparently the Security officers job is to push one more person in just before the doors close.
I enjoyed being able to actually sightsee. See the ...
Today is an important festival - moon festival, to celebrate the mid autumn harvest. We have been told that families get together to celebrate but traditionally it is with the paternal side of the family. If the wife's family live close they might see them on the second day, and also take moon cakes as gifts.
It wasn't just our grumpiness the previous night - this hotel was a bit of a disappointment. We had to get our big cases to ...