Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... under control! In the afternoon we met up with Chris, Jin's cousin, whom many of you met while he was getting a master's degree in the US. He's now back in China and doing an internship in Wuhan at China Construction Bank.
Our stay in Wuhan was brief but it was great to see Chris, tour the campus of Wuhan University, and look around another major Chinese city!
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 ...
... I must be cursed, as I had a similar issue on the Viking river cruise in Eastern Europe!
Anyhow, we were met at the airport by Jeffrey, our guide and given a bunch of the history of Wuhan, which is mostly in the middle of China. It is general a warm climate here, lots of agriculture (rice, barley, corn), and was a big industrial city with steel mills, textiles as they grow cotton and heavy machinery production. Now it is mainly a car manufacturing ...
... to produce electricity the primary purpose was flood control and electricity is just a bonus. The last flood in 1998 killed over 3000 Chinese people.
We returned to the ship and the Captain had is welcome aboard dinner. As a special surprise our tour guide had made an announcement that Gerrie and I were on our ...
... 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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