Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... I guess you could call it. Of course I really wanted a guide book but it was the only place we have visited that did not have one!! I took some photos of the high doorsteps. The Chinese have these to prevent evil spirits entering the house. They cannot come in because they have no knees so cannot lift their feet to go over! Also they can only move in straight lines which is why so many Chinese paths have right angles. In order to enter the hall ...
... we drove to the downtown center and we had about an hour to wander around. We visited a nine story center that is built into the side of the hill. It is where the people used to live before the city became so big and filled up with condominiums. It was interesting to walk around and see what was offered. One street was just snacks aptly called Snack Street. We did stop at a Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. It ...
Today we arrived at Shibaozhai
Town early and were off the ship at 8:15. Even so it was already close to 90
degrees and the humidity was drenching. Because there is only a small dock
here, three boats tied up side by side and the others had to climb onto our
boat to reach the dock. We stopped here because there is a famous temple here
that was built against a 164 foot tall rock during the Ming ...
... was a private one and hence had fewer children. There were 3 small rooms, each crammed with desks to seat around 50 children. There was a large playground behind the rooms, covered in artificial grass. The kids all seemed very happy to see us and one class came outside to play ball.
We then walked a short distance through the narrow back streets to walk through a local market. There was a huge range of vegetables and a display of spices that smelt ...
After having a wonderful and relaxing time on the Yangtze river enjoying the breathtaking views of the lesser gorges, mountains and happy locals, we headed to Chong Qing and back to the bustle of the city.
Chong Qing was an interesting city known for its spicy cuisine. After an orientation walk, Ricky took us to a restaurant to try the famous Hot Pot. Curious, I couldn't wait to see what this Hot Pot meal was about.
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I would have given this a 5 star rating except for the lack of wifi.
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