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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... pot noodles seem to be what people live on here so if you can't beat them...join them. The bathroom was small and scruffy so we didn't shower for 2 days! It was soooo cold too, so we slept fully clothed with our hats on in twin beds. No joke. I think the boat experience would of been better if we visited in warmer weather. People on board were friendly enough though. One of the crew took me under her wing and showed us the ropes. Bless her she reminded me of my nana! I had ...
... bowl filled with chilli oil (with lots of red chillis bobbing in it) and inside that, a circular bowl filled with stock. We added the veg (the helpful staff got us going by tipping all our potatoes in) and after a while, removed it from the centre bowl, and into the chilli oil, where we attempted to fish it out again with chopsticks and add it to bowls of watery soy sauce we had been given. It was all a bit of fun (although Mr H did poke me in the eye with his chopsticks ...
... 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
by Julia Powalla
Pieces of cut raddish hanging on a line to dry
Mahaghoni-coloured heavy tables and chairs
People staring at us, without a greeting
People staring at us, and greeting us with a lot of excitement as soon as they heard us being able to say „Ni hao"
People cuing in ...
... terracotta soldiers are there). Jon and I will be going there with Leo Hong, the guy who set up the tea ceremony and the calligraphy. Really nice guy. We were looking at train prices in my apartment and when we were done he got up to leave. We said bye in English and Chinese and then he walked out the door. A moment passed and then he poked his head back through the door and said with a big smile, “God bless me!” and then shut the door and left. John and I looked ...