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... eons away and now we are here. We had a couple of shots of kirsch in the evening to celebrate. As he said, he never thought he would be in China for his 64th!! Today I checked out for the day due to internal working problems and Mike has just returned having seen the panda breeding station. Baby ones in incubators and 2 year olds. Sounds absolutely wonderful. We never thought he should take the camera so no photos I'm afraid. Up to Xian tomorrow ...
... just downward. People do offer to help you, but it will cost you 10 yuan. There are also what they call strongmen, who, using ropes and poles, will carry four suitcases to the ship. They also will unload all the suitcases when a boat docks. We are on the Main deck. All cabins have a balcony and are not bad size. We are on the Victoria Jenna, a large river boat that carries about 400 passengers. Good news is that we get ...
I woke up all sweaty. 37 degrees outside. Chongqing is called the oven of China... Well turn on your oven on 200 degrees for 20 minutes, after this open your oven en the heat that comes out will feel the same as walking out my door into the city.
I take three times a day a cold shower and after 5 minutes the sweat will come back. YUMMIE.
So I decided to stay inside and have a lazy day. It worked out fine.
It's a challenge ...
... when travelling abroad that you must try since it is so different from what you would experience back home. I encourage any visitor to Chong Qing to head out to a restaurant serving the Hot Pot meal Chong Qing is known for. you will not regret it. Just make sure you only put in as much spice as you can handle. They are not joking when they titled this meal "Hot Pot."
After the Hot Pot meal, i was ready to walk around and ...
... this entry so I don't forget what happened there. In that same week, our students held a massive dinner at Alexi's place. As usual, they dirtied up absolutely everything and made excessive amounts of food, then left. They did have the courtesy to wash the dishes, however, but then left a massive pot of fish and rice for us to do "something" with.
I gotta end this a little short with fewer details so as to move onto Chengdu, which was a strange experience for sure. Stay tuned. ...