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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... of china. I'm starting to miss Jon's mums Sunday dinners now! We chose the cheaper tourist option and travelled on a non English speaking boat. Straight away your thinking why would you do this?! Well we were up for the challenge and plus it saved us around £300! So we ventured onto a bus full of Chinese people looking at us as if we had got lost! The 5 hour journey to the boat was horrendous; firstly because we feared for our lives with the driver racing around ...
... Vegetarian food"). So, when we were presented with a long list of different meats and veg we could put in a hot pot, and told (with various gestures and pointing to the list) that we had to pick a minimum of about 15 to get to the 60 RMB minimum spend, we had an amusing game of guess the vegetable. We had some help from our Lonely Planet, which only shows the characters for 4 vegetables: potato, spring onion, bok-choi and mushroom. Anyway, the veg arrived, as did a ...
To our surprise, He Wu had added his own impression: “In China we all seem to know exactly what we want. In Europe the people seem to be rather confused. But when you take a closer look, their way is not straight but they all have a hidden aim that’s not so obvious. As to us, here in China: what do we really want? Where do we go? We are not as sure as we seem on a first glance.”
The lesson was supposed ...
... of people swept and mopped the floor in front of the building. "They keep watering, but they are mopping one square metre with the four of them for ever."
He Wu had just made his driving license. He was a very good driver though: careful, self-assured. We were like a family going on vacation. He Wu and Zhao Rong in the front - as our parents. Julia & I in the back. In this country I would always remain a child.
The fake ancient ...
by Julia Powalla
Pieces of cut raddish hanging on a line to dry
Mahaghoni-coloured heavy tables and chairs
People staring at us, without a greeting
People staring at us, and greeting us with a lot of excitement as soon as they heard us being able to say „Ni hao"
People cuing in ...