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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... At times whilst travelling together you'd like a bit of time on your own but I've never been so happy to see him! He didn't have a clue what stress I'd been through! We boarded our domestic Chinese tourist boat going all out at first class! Nothing like first class! See pic! We paid £180 for 2 nights. I can see why many back packers give this trip a miss with its steep prices and very basic amenities while on board. No meals were served on board so we had to bring our ...
... is quieter and "more serene"). The only possible option was a 5* luxury cruise ship, which was more than twice our budget.
So, we headed to the Guild Hall, which the Lonely Planet assured us was beautiful and had wonderful operatic practice performances on Thursdays. Needless to say, there were no operatic performances. The place was quite pretty, but certainly not enough to lift our gloomy spirits.
We returned to the hostel and decided to have dinner ...
... with us asking some questions to the students.
“What is your hobby?” I asked the shy girl from the first row.
She Chinesely smiled: “writing.” And, again, she asked us how we’d start to write a story.
Julia and I had a hard time, squeezing the content of our years at the ‘Institute of Literature’ into simple phrases. We noticed the confusion on the faces, when we ...
... turned out to be neither fake nor ancient. It was a town at least. On the way to our destination we walked though the empty streets of a quiet part of Chongqing. For some reason this part reminded me of Thailand. Not that Thailand had been empty, no. It must have been the vines hanging from some trees, or the way, the pavement was broken here and there. It took a few streets for us to find out, that we had reached our destination already: This was it! In ...
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 ...