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... and some day it would come naturally to him to know when to kiss in private.
Chinese people have a nickname for all of us – "big noses" because we tilt when we kiss in movies – because our noses are so big.
I got off subject. There are so many lessons learned on this trip it would be impossible to even share half of them but some are worth a grin.
After the relocated farmer visit we went to the relocation city of Fengdu ...
... and endured a harrowing taxi ride, with luggage piled on our legs, to the hotel. We were only spending the one night here as we departed the next day from the docks. Our hotel was fantastic though and I would have happily stayed longer. On the day of departure we checked out of the hotel and headed straight to the docks with our luggage. Along the way we saw the many workers who were unloading or loading all sorts of bags and boxes onto trucks and cars parked along the ...
... humidity). Even though we were warned not to buy from the markets, we couldn't resist! And I have learned how to barter (it does work). I nominate a price (not stupid) and if they say no, I walk away, and they call out with the price I nominated. Phil loves it! And the others have cottoned on too. We guess that the vendors figure out, some money is better than no money. Once I bartered down a price and the whole group bought the item!! The guys annoyance at ...
... about half of the food still bubbling away (except the untouchable stuff which was left on its plate) and set off back to the ship. Realizing we didn’t have much time to get lost in we hailed a taxi to take us back to the ship, which would have cost us the equivalent of about A$3 so being generous we paid him the equivalent of A$5 (last of the big spenders).
At 9pm we were required to congregate at a presentation of ships rules and safety measures, ...
This morning we had a nice visit to the red wood pagoda that was filled with culture and beauty. This afternoon we delved into Chinese superstition and various religions. Our journey took us to Fengdu, home of the Ghost City.
Many Chinese people believe that when you die there is an afterlife. Your ghost soul once it leaves the body travels to Fengdu Ghost City to have its fate determined. Chinese people try to visit the Ghost ...