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Before Chongqing we visited the Ghost City of Fengdu which was pretty much for tourists. Only interesting bit being the Red Guards having destroyed various temples which have since been rebuilt. However, that is relevant in itself. Hot as hell and we had a lot of walking to do up hill. A Chinese girl attached herself to us to practise her English. It was excellent. Mike's birthday yesterday!! Quite a milestone. It was a day of moving around and we ...
After a night of thunderstorms, we woke up, ate and boarded the bus to the airport. Unfortunately my back decided to go into spasms so it was time for the pain pills. Everyone was super nice with Terry toting my backpack and Juan toting my luggage. Our plane was delayed for 30 minutes but at last we boarded. This time I had the window and Terry was in the middle. I knew it was going to be rough when the guy behind me ...
... travelling up Shennong stream (first gorge), then Wu gorge, and finally Qutang gorge, the most spectacular of the three. The creation of the dam 10 years ago brought the water levels up as much as 100 metres in places, so many villages and towns had to be re-located to higher ground. The gorges provide stunning scenery, steep cliffs, caves and there are a few remaining small niches which contain hanging coffins. ...
... and the 100 yr
egg—that tasted fine if you like hardboiled eggs. They soak the eggs in lime I
think and the shell dissolves and the whole egg turns black. Dale took a
chicken foot, but chickened out and wouldn’t taste it! He said the pig ear was
bland and chewy.
Later on our guide gave Mahjong
lessons and I finally learned how to play. It is a lot like gin rummy. Packing
up tonight because we leave at ...
... when travelling abroad that you must try since it is so different from what you would experience back home. I encourage any visitor to Chong Qing to head out to a restaurant serving the Hot Pot meal Chong Qing is known for. you will not regret it. Just make sure you only put in as much spice as you can handle. They are not joking when they titled this meal "Hot Pot."
After the Hot Pot meal, i was ready to walk around and ...
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