Huakun Hotel(Building B)
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We stayed for one night in Wuhan, before catching our next flight to Xi'an. Wuhan is a massive city, even by Chinese standards (10.2 million people), yet few people in the US have heard of it. The city is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" because of its central location within the country and its key roles in trade and transportation. Wuhan is a ...
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 ...
Monday April 29, 2014 Shanghai to Wuhan and our cruise
Ok so we had a REALLY early wake-up call - 4:30 for a 5:15 departure from the hotel! We got a fairly decent box breakfast (boiled egg, croissant, yogurt, orange and water), which we scarfed down while trying to connect on their terrible wifi.
Got to the airport and got checked in. The Shanghai airport is enormous - the roof is shaped to suggest the wings of a seagull (because it is an ocean port) and ...
... up to cloudy conditions, which later in the day turned to sun. Temp rose into the mid 20, pretty nice. Gerrie and I got off the ship and went on an excursion to some narrow gorges that have been inhabited for thousands of years. There are carvings in the rocks of various animals. Further into the gorge there are two coffins ...
... older villages. We looked in the market at all the fresh produce and visited a kindergarten. The children were delightful! They sang for us, then we led them in doing the Hokey Pokey. After that we played some ball games together.
We moved on to look at a farmer's mud house and learnt how he grinded corn. The house has mod cons like electricity and gas, but is not heated. The same applied to the ...
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