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 …
... pot noodles seem to be what people live on here so if you can't beat them...join them. The bathroom was small and scruffy so we didn't shower for 2 days! It was soooo cold too, so we slept fully clothed with our hats on in twin beds. No joke. I think the boat experience would of been better if we visited in warmer weather. People on board were friendly enough though. One of the crew took me under her wing and showed us the ropes. Bless her she reminded me of my nana! I had ...
... This is not "old stilted housing" at all, it is a slum. We saw pig faces left to cure in the windows of falling-down houses and lots of mud, but nothing else of interest. .
Our next disaster came in the form of our enquiries about Yangtze river cruises to the 3 Gorges Dam. After asking around, we discovered that the cruises don't actually run in January (again, Lonely Planet no help at all in this respect, since it clearly states January is a good time to go, ...
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.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center