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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
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 ...
... the following day (11th January). We had dinner in a local restaurant called, "Uncle", which was good. Noodles with onion, bean sprouts and brocolli for me, but a rather bland fried rice dish for Mr H, who is playing it safe in advance of our travel day tomorrow!
Feeling more positive about our trip to Xi'an, and will report more from there - hopefully in a cheerier state of mind!
Lots of love to everyone.
Lyndsey & Martin
... d teach in that pose. “I do”, I said laughing as I, indeed, love to sit on desks and tables. “He must have been watching American school soaps”, I whispered to Julia.
The boy looked up again. “Do you walk up and down in the classroom? And is it true, that your desks are not always arranged in rows, one behind the other?”
Everybody looked at us, the strange foreigners, who had come from afar, ...
... they were going to show us was a ghost town! A part of Chongqing, that had been planned, but never populated in the least as it was supposed to.
We were surprised and quite happy to have ended up here rather than in a conventional museum.
A German newspaper-article about Chinese ghost towns was published the same day:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/i mmobilien/immobilienblase-in-china-die- deutsche-geisterstadt-12731472.html
... fans without a propellor.
Trains that look like airoplanes (klappbare Rückenlehne, wenig Platz, Stewardessen, die Essen und Mülleimer durch den Ganz schieben, Klapptisch in der Vorderlehne)
Railway stations that look like airports (big halls with more or lesse modern architecture, security checks, waiting halls that are numbered differently than the ...