Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan
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... that even with our modern technology, they were not able to reproduce the
quality of tone of the originals.
Then we were off to the ship where we were
greeted by a dancing dragon. Dragons in China are considered very lucky and not
something fearful, unlike the dragons in Western fairy tales. The ship was
built in 2010, so is relatively new. It has five floors and we are on the first
which is very ...
... and commercial city, but recently some very pleasant waterfront and pedestrian areas have been built. It is also the home of Wuhan University, where Jin went to college.
In the morning we visited the campus of Wuhan University, which is a beautiful and picturesque spot. They have to charge admission during cherry blossom season, to keep the crowds ...
We departed Shanghai yesterday morning bound for the medium sized city of Wuhan (population of 9 million) of the Hubei province. This was where we would begin our cruise up the Yangtze River. Before we boarded our vessel, our group stopped at the museum of the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng. This tomb dated back to over 2,500 years ago and was uncovered in the late 1970's. The most remarkable part of the tomb's discovery was the well preserved nature of all ...
... with more floors - we are on floor 5 with a great room, lots of space, and our own balcony. Unpacked (yeah - 5 nights without packing and unpacking) and explored around the boat. Had a drink in the bar (yeah, gin and tonic!) with some of our group, who are, we find, quite companionable. Then had a shower and changed for dinner, which was a buffet. Since it had a great salad bar, we mostly all filled up on salad and soup, but did sample the duck, chicken ...
... the 2013 LATEST Yangtze cruise ship of President Cruise Fleet, showcases a new generation of top luxury Yangtze cruise ships.