Harbour Plaza (Haiyi) Chongqing
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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
Since my last entry I visited lots of different places, met amazing people and gained
insight how the Chinese people work and think. Consequently, this entry is
going to be longer than usual. I hope you don't mind. ;)
Let's start with the breath-taking Victoria Cruise along the Yangtze River.
This trip definitely …
Well, here it is - Chongqing (pronounced Chongching) and its not quite the same as Beijing. You have thousands of people everywhere and sides of buildings in rubble and 10x10 hollowed out buildings with people selling everythng and anything you can imagine. The ride to the Civil Affairs office was about 15 min. but seemed like an hour. We arrived …
... as we’ll be approaching the Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam in the world at 3km long. We have to cross down to the lower Yangtse on the other side of the dam, some 110m down, via the huge system of five locks they have here. At around half past midnight we get our first glimpse of the dam as a long arc of orange lights in the distance. We approach the locks and they’re utterly enormous – we can see there are a few to enable ships to ...
... then the chef came to the table and sliced off various types of meats from sausages, Mongolian lamb to chicken hearts. Very tasty and so was dessert - hot banana cooked in the skin with ice cream.
We have a big day tomorrow. We go to see the city wall. Xi'an is the only city that has it's entire city wall intact, then after that, the Terracotta soldiers. ...
... won't be rushing to visit again. Some of the reasons being the following: Chinese people are cool and abit crazy at times well to us anyway. Lots of older ladies wearing fish net tights and thigh high boots, dancing and doing tai chi at random places! We notice people shout a lot or are they just talking and we still can't get used to the spitting and pushing in ques for anything. It's like they are scared of missing something if they aren't in the front of the crowd. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center