Yangguang Heping Hotel Chongqing
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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 ...
... 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, ...
... 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 ...
... of people swept and mopped the floor in front of the building. "They keep watering, but they are mopping one square metre with the four of them for ever."
He Wu had just made his driving license. He was a very good driver though: careful, self-assured. We were like a family going on vacation. He Wu and Zhao Rong in the front - as our parents. Julia & I in the back. In this country I would always remain a child.
The fake ancient ...
... 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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