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Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... br> new local guide, Helen, who told us about the history of Wuhan on our way to
the Hubei provincial museum. I have never seen so much construction going on
anywhere in my life—even copared to Abu Dhabi! Everywhere you looked they were
tearing down old 3 story buildings and replacing them with complexes of 50
story buildings. The city is about 9 million people—larger than almost all US
cities, yet ...
... 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!
We departed Shanghai yesterday morning bound for the medium sized city of Wuhan (population of 9 million) of the Hubei province. This was where we would begin our cruise up the Yangtze River. Before we boarded our vessel, our group stopped at the museum of the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng. This tomb dated back to over 2,500 years ago and was uncovered in the late 1970's. The most remarkable part of the tomb's discovery was the well preserved nature of all ...
... 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 ...
... into the washroom and was formally introduced to the Chinese way of relieving yourself, no western toilet here. Word has it the traditional Chinese would still prefer their old ways because they don’t have to touch the toilet. To each their own. I won’t go in to specifics, but the next time you talk with Gerrie ask ...
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