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... day in Chongqing having taken in the riverbank scenery en route. Could not help but think of all the refugees taking the very same route during The War of Resistance (1937-1945). All crowded on boats and being bombed by the Japanese. Arriving in Chongqing we visited an ancestral hall. I loved this. It was specifically for people coming from outside the city to have a place they could go to for support from like minded people. A native place ...
... on the executive deck, instead of the main dining room. That is a nice accommodation for us OAT passengers. According to our guide, with so many Chinese tourists on board, when the dining room opens they all charge in, jostling for food. This is part of the culture of always being first. Our meals will still be buffet, but we will be sharing the eating area with about 50 people.
It is almost time to head down the ...
... in the morning. We will be arriving in
Chongquin (formerly known as Chung King). If we arrive on time, we will go to
the zoo and see the giant pandas before the zoo actually opens. Then we will go
to the airport for our flight to Xian and the terra cotta warriors. If we are
too late to get to the zoo in time for our flight, we’ve been told we will see
pandas in Beijing. Weather predictions are for 100 degrees!
... shopping and eating. Spending money. Most of the shops are open 7/7 and open until late( 10-11pm). Some shops are even open 24h a day… You will find Mcdonalds 24h, KFC 24h, Lawson's( local supermarket) 24h, …. And not to forget the streetbarbecue!!! They only open around midnight. So no lack of food, but a lack of western taste.
BTW you might be jealous of these 24h shops but well it has its disadvantages as well. You ...
... salamis, chicken and fish, as well as a large assortment of vegetables including mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage. With your chopsticks, you place a piece of meat or vegetable into the Hot pot to cook. Once it's been there for about 5 minutes, it should be ready to take out and dip into your sauce concoction. Wait a minute til it cools, and eat. It was such an incredible meal.
It is one of those essential ...
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