Cygnet Hotel Chongqing
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... step over with their right foot and men with their left! Next we went to a genuine street market. Everyone out for their Sunday constitutional with lots of food shops and a real squash. Usual smells and vistas. Then off to Eling Park where the wartime British Embassy is now a car park. The guide pointed out the spot where Madam Chiang took her early morning tea but interestingly not Chiang Kaishek's home. Guess he's not that popular these days! ...
After a night of thunderstorms, we woke up, ate and boarded the bus to the airport. Unfortunately my back decided to go into spasms so it was time for the pain pills. Everyone was super nice with Terry toting my backpack and Juan toting my luggage. Our plane was delayed for 30 minutes but at last we boarded. This time I had the window and Terry was in the middle. I knew it was going to be rough when the guy behind me ...
Today we arrived at Shibaozhai
Town early and were off the ship at 8:15. Even so it was already close to 90
degrees and the humidity was drenching. Because there is only a small dock
here, three boats tied up side by side and the others had to climb onto our
boat to reach the dock. We stopped here because there is a famous temple here
that was built against a 164 foot tall rock during the Ming ...
... before using the Hot Pot.
Once everyone is back to the table with plates of noodles and/or rices along with the created sauce of spices and flavour uniquely to your taste, he started demonstrating the meal process.
The pot in the middle of the table is full of broth and in our case, the outside layer with hot peppers ready to set your mouth on fire. A cart is brought to the table with an array of meats ...
... Too bad, we're going to use it to throw on each other's faces. It all seems more like that--a massive shitfest, with no schedule or plan. Things just happen, and that is one of the reasons I love China so much. People are without such sternness and rigidity; instead, things occur without warning and the Chinese are, as they say, "suibian" (whatever). Though I miss things about America, I am a man who doesn't like plans. I sometimes wonder if my seizures were a blessing ...