Jia Yu Emperor Hotel
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... up to reveal 10 lit candles! It was VERY cool!! There was a red object that looked like a cherry on the cake so I decided to eat it. It was NOT a CHERRY---it was a tomato!!!!!!!!!! YUCK! After this we went to the team trivia game: ) The team consisted of me, Karen, Ed K, John F, Jenny, Mark and Leo. The whole time we thought we were winning but we ended up in last place. It was very fun, though. We had a whole cheering squad, too. I went to bed tired and excited for the day to come. ...
... opened. Great alternative to sitting in the sun. We saw the police stop a small boat and appear to arrest some people. Not sure what it was about.
There are a lot if cruise ships on the River of varying quality. Ours is one of the lower standard but it is clean and well serviced. The toilet and shower work well. Just no hot water when the boat is moored. There is ample food at meal times if a little bland.
The first of the three gorges is very short but quite ...
With a population of just under 33M, Chongqin is the largest city in China, Then Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai. 160 cities with a population more than 1M - this country is a powerhouse. The air pollution is unbelievable, even in the countryside. We were meant to transfer from the train to the cruise ship "President 8" at Chongqin. But we were told that the river was too low for the ship to make it to Chongqin, so we had to bus it 90 min downstream to Fu Ling, where the ship ...
Thursday May 1 and Friday May 2, 2014 Yangtze River cruise
After a lovely breakfast (tons of choices = western and Chinese), we headed off early on an excursion on the Goddess gorge, a sub tributary of the Yangtze. Our guide (English name "Miffy", Chinese name Yu Yuen), greeted us in the lobby wearing a beautiful blue and pink traditional outfit. She was really cute and it turned out this was her first English tour, so she asked us to put ...
... ferry and where to check in
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