Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... World War Two?" Indicative of this lacuna in most people's general knowledge of world history re China. Also, how many people know that Chinese coolies dug trenches during WWI? Fast train ride to Chengdu passing intensive farming areas which we both enjoyed and during which we both snatched cat naps. Check out the train info board with the date! M not too happy about having reached the age immortalised by The Beatles. When "When I'm 64" came out ...
... on the executive deck, instead of the main dining room. That is a nice accommodation for us OAT passengers. According to our guide, with so many Chinese tourists on board, when the dining room opens they all charge in, jostling for food. This is part of the culture of always being first. Our meals will still be buffet, but we will be sharing the eating area with about 50 people.
It is almost time to head down the ...
... the same thing for 50, so he bought another. At the next two
tables they offered them for 40 and then 30!! Seems to be quite a markup here!
This is a smaller town of only 10,000 people but it had originally been located
at the foot of the temple. Every year it flooded out with the spring and summer
rains. To solve that, they moved the town to higher ground, but could not move
the temple, so they built a coffer dam around ...
... on. We saw quite a range of modern navigational equipment.
We then had a sleep for a couple of hours before starting to pack then going up to the Explorer Bar for final night happy hour drinks. It was also Brian's birthday, so he was buying birthday drinks. It was great to join the APT group for a "sundowner" drink and chat.
Our final night celebration dinner was a Chinese banquet. Before entering the dining room we were greeted by some of the staff ...
... salamis, chicken and fish, as well as a large assortment of vegetables including mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage. With your chopsticks, you place a piece of meat or vegetable into the Hot pot to cook. Once it's been there for about 5 minutes, it should be ready to take out and dip into your sauce concoction. Wait a minute til it cools, and eat. It was such an incredible meal.
It is one of those essential ...
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