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We left Xian around 9.45pm and took our first overnight Chinese train to Chongquing arriving at 8.30am. During times it seemed a rocky and violent ride but it was pleasant enough to get some rest and certainly a one up from the Indian overnight trains. We shared a 4 birth room with a young Chinese fella who kept Jon up all night with his snoring but lucky for me I slept relatively well thanks to my ear plugs! We had a one night stop over in the green view hostel in Chongquing ...
... point), and we eventually managed to eat about half of the veg!
The next day (Thursday 9th January), we had a disastrous day trying to find the cable car once again. Eventually, we found it, and got the cable car across the river, which feels like you are entering into a giant smog cloud, never to return. Unfortunately for us, we almost didn't return, as we set off in search of a non-existent Metro station to return to the less-polluted side of the river. The joker ...
... d teach in that pose. “I do”, I said laughing as I, indeed, love to sit on desks and tables. “He must have been watching American school soaps”, I whispered to Julia.
The boy looked up again. “Do you walk up and down in the classroom? And is it true, that your desks are not always arranged in rows, one behind the other?”
Everybody looked at us, the strange foreigners, who had come from afar, ...
... 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
... line at a bus stop
People smoking thin cigarettes
People pointing in a direction saying „this way“, and, when Julia asks them in Chinese whether it’s correct to go straight, turn left after two blocks, and then right, they keep pointing and repeat „this way, this way“.
Heaters that ...
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