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... eons away and now we are here. We had a couple of shots of kirsch in the evening to celebrate. As he said, he never thought he would be in China for his 64th!! Today I checked out for the day due to internal working problems and Mike has just returned having seen the panda breeding station. Baby ones in incubators and 2 year olds. Sounds absolutely wonderful. We never thought he should take the camera so no photos I'm afraid. Up to Xian tomorrow ...
... we drove to the downtown center and we had about an hour to wander around. We visited a nine story center that is built into the side of the hill. It is where the people used to live before the city became so big and filled up with condominiums. It was interesting to walk around and see what was offered. One street was just snacks aptly called Snack Street. We did stop at a Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. It ...
... that seems to have
protected it. The government built a very nice marketplace with little shops
for everyone, since tourism is their biggest business here, but the rents were
too high and no one moved in. The just set up tables along the street instead.
Seems like they need to lower the rent! Everywhere we go we see so much
building going on, but we also see many many buildings that appear unoccupied.
One thing we learned ...
... into the little Streets you will discover some real treasures.
You will find little traditional teahouses.
So I found one where I was last year. It's a peaceful place where your can have your tea outside and enjoy the river view. The interior of the teahouse takes you back to the 60s and the flower power. The woman who works here, well it was the Chinese version of Phoebe of friends....
I went outside to drink my tea, a Chinese musician was playing ...
After having a wonderful and relaxing time on the Yangtze river enjoying the breathtaking views of the lesser gorges, mountains and happy locals, we headed to Chong Qing and back to the bustle of the city.
Chong Qing was an interesting city known for its spicy cuisine. After an orientation walk, Ricky took us to a restaurant to try the famous Hot Pot. Curious, I couldn't wait to see what this Hot Pot meal was about.