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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
It's generally not a good sign when the highlight of visiting a city is going to see "Wolverine."
Most Chinese cities are pretty unpleasant places, even by John's standards. (and he's spent time in Lagos!) The pollution is so thick that it actually burns your throat and makes your eyes sting.
We were passing through Chongqing on …
... her! The reason we wanted to visit was the three gorges and they didn't disappoint...mahoosive and impressive is an understatement. The scenery at times was stunning and we managed to get warmed up too when the sun came out. We hopped onto another two smaller boats as the sleeper boat was to big for the gauges...we preferred the ride on the smallest boat. It was less crowded and a more pleasant trip. Looking back we are glad we pushed our boundaries and visited the river but ...
... 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
... 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
... kiss the werewolf and take him back to the castle to bring my day and night sides into balance. Not bad for a randomly bought card game, I think.
The next day we overslept in a really warm and cozy bed that could make up for the freezing room with several blankets and heating pillows. Finally He Wu’s daughter He Yu came in to kindly tell us that it was already half past twelve, but that it would be also fine with them if we decided to sleep for the whole day, ...
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