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Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... even heard of it!
The museum houses the artifacts recovered
from the tomb of Marquis Zeng, who died 2400 years ago. His tomb was
accidentally found 60 feet underground by some engineers doing a water project
only a few years ago. It was amazingly intact and had never been looted, so
there was quite a collection there. The Marquis was fond of ‘wine, women and
song’ and this was reflected in his ...
... under control! In the afternoon we met up with Chris, Jin's cousin, whom many of you met while he was getting a master's degree in the US. He's now back in China and doing an internship in Wuhan at China Construction Bank.
Our stay in Wuhan was brief but it was great to see Chris, tour the campus of Wuhan University, and look around another major Chinese city!
... was definitely smog. By mid-day, we were able to catch glimpses of the sun trying to break through the dense smog layer. As the day wore on, I could begin to feel my head becoming more cloudy from breathing in the particles. I was amazed at how people could live in a city such as Yueyang and not be able to see the sun on an average day. Yueyang is a relatively small (population of 3 million) port city located between Wuhan and Chongqing on the Yangtze. ...
... with more floors - we are on floor 5 with a great room, lots of space, and our own balcony. Unpacked (yeah - 5 nights without packing and unpacking) and explored around the boat. Had a drink in the bar (yeah, gin and tonic!) with some of our group, who are, we find, quite companionable. Then had a shower and changed for dinner, which was a buffet. Since it had a great salad bar, we mostly all filled up on salad and soup, but did sample the duck, chicken ...
... a special cake was brought to our table which we shared with the people from our group. That was a nice touch.
As I am writing this we are presently in lock # 3 of the three gorges dam. The height difference between the river and the reservoir is approx 100 meters. There are 5 locks and each one lifts the ship approx ...