Yangguang Heping Hotel Chongqing
Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... World War Two?" Indicative of this lacuna in most people's general knowledge of world history re China. Also, how many people know that Chinese coolies dug trenches during WWI? Fast train ride to Chengdu passing intensive farming areas which we both enjoyed and during which we both snatched cat naps. Check out the train info board with the date! M not too happy about having reached the age immortalised by The Beatles. When "When I'm 64" came out ...
... After meeting our guide Johnny, he took us to Dolce & Gabana in the basement, which had a grocery store. Prices were really high. A package of cherries was $16.00. The wines were upwards of $40.00 or more but we found one that was on sale, two bottles for the price of one. We shared with Thomas so it worked out okay.
Off to the ship we go. We had to carry our carry ons down 79 steps, little cement steps with ...
... the same thing for 50, so he bought another. At the next two
tables they offered them for 40 and then 30!! Seems to be quite a markup here!
This is a smaller town of only 10,000 people but it had originally been located
at the foot of the temple. Every year it flooded out with the spring and summer
rains. To solve that, they moved the town to higher ground, but could not move
the temple, so they built a coffer dam around ...
... because it was hazy and so the spectacular view was not to be anyway. David had told us this was a good place to buy some souvenirs and I went shopping with Donna, and we were able to negotiate some fine bargains. It was quite fun. Much better prices that Shanghai for the same things.
This afternoon we had a tour of the bridge, and a cooking demonstration on Hot pot cooking, a specialty of Chongqing. Unfortunately it was not a ...
... to the restaurant and there was this large pot in the middle of the table heating up with steam. Ricky handed us each a bowl to create our own sauce to dip our cooked vegetables and meats. He stressed not to take the MSG as this actually was available to eat if people desired it. He also took us up to the sauce buffet and went through all the hot pepper sauces, seasonings, herbs and the rice and noodle choices that you prepare on ...
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