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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... of china. I'm starting to miss Jon's mums Sunday dinners now! We chose the cheaper tourist option and travelled on a non English speaking boat. Straight away your thinking why would you do this?! Well we were up for the challenge and plus it saved us around £300! So we ventured onto a bus full of Chinese people looking at us as if we had got lost! The 5 hour journey to the boat was horrendous; firstly because we feared for our lives with the driver racing around ...
... the following day (11th January). We had dinner in a local restaurant called, "Uncle", which was good. Noodles with onion, bean sprouts and brocolli for me, but a rather bland fried rice dish for Mr H, who is playing it safe in advance of our travel day tomorrow!
Feeling more positive about our trip to Xi'an, and will report more from there - hopefully in a cheerier state of mind!
Lots of love to everyone.
Lyndsey & Martin
by Julia Powalla
"How do you teach?"
It was the guy with the glasses from the third row who had asked. He looked right into my eyes. He Wu had introduced the other Julia as 'a writer' (resulting in oohs and aahs moaning through the hall) and myself as 'a teacher'. After the common hand-clapping had finished, the other Julia had quickly explained, that I’m a writer, too, causing another respectful murmuring.
... of people swept and mopped the floor in front of the building. "They keep watering, but they are mopping one square metre with the four of them for ever."
He Wu had just made his driving license. He was a very good driver though: careful, self-assured. We were like a family going on vacation. He Wu and Zhao Rong in the front - as our parents. Julia & I in the back. In this country I would always remain a child.
The fake ancient ...
... fans without a propellor.
Trains that look like airoplanes (klappbare Rückenlehne, wenig Platz, Stewardessen, die Essen und Mülleimer durch den Ganz schieben, Klapptisch in der Vorderlehne)
Railway stations that look like airports (big halls with more or lesse modern architecture, security checks, waiting halls that are numbered differently than the ...