Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan
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Very polluted today, although the sun is trying to break through, and at least the rain has stopped.
We decided to get the ferry across the Yangtze and visit Hubuxiang Food Street for noodles again, and then try and get to the Baolong Temple.
However, our plans changed when we discovered the temple close to the Holiday Inn, the Temple to Lord Lu, which turned out ...
We got up and took a taxi to Guiyuan Temple, which was enormous. We thought at first that the main temple was being renovatd but then found other areas on the site. There is a tradition that you enter the Temple of Arhats (small models of Buddhas) where there are over 500 Buddhas and you start counting from wherever you entr until you get to your birth year. You then make a note of the number and they print off your horoscope on a little gold ...
... week in Guangzhou.
We then went to the recommended food street, jiqing, where traditional restaurants spilled onto pavements and there are supposed to be street musicians. Unfortunately it was wet and cold so not much street life today. We went into one of the restaurants and ordered Regannian, a traditional Wuhan dish of dry noodles cooked in a satay sauce; hot broccoli and black fungi; spicy cauliflower and ...
David went off for the second of the optional tours to the White Emperor City. This one is quite famous for the number of poems that have been written about it by many famous poets several hundred years ago. Recent leaders (including Mao) also wrote poems that have been immortalised in stone here. To reach it required passing through the docking station (this time with the specialty being a large variety of dried fish for sale - the smell ...
... very very rich. We met with one of Jun’s old primary school friends who still lived in the area and we had a tour of the local mining grounds. Not only was it interesting but also it really showed me how far Anna’s father had come and what he had achieved in his life. It brought great perspective to how lucky Anna and I were.
We also toured the large lake in Wuhan and took in the sites of the city skyline.
The remainder of our ...