Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... I guess you could call it. Of course I really wanted a guide book but it was the only place we have visited that did not have one!! I took some photos of the high doorsteps. The Chinese have these to prevent evil spirits entering the house. They cannot come in because they have no knees so cannot lift their feet to go over! Also they can only move in straight lines which is why so many Chinese paths have right angles. In order to enter the hall ...
... 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 ...
... in the morning. We will be arriving in
Chongquin (formerly known as Chung King). If we arrive on time, we will go to
the zoo and see the giant pandas before the zoo actually opens. Then we will go
to the airport for our flight to Xian and the terra cotta warriors. If we are
too late to get to the zoo in time for our flight, we’ve been told we will see
pandas in Beijing. Weather predictions are for 100 degrees!
... but again it seemed very touristy. We did visit Wuhou shrine temple but compared to the others I have seen so far, it was very similar. It did have some beautiful bonsai gardens though. The shrine was initially built in 223 CE. To avoid being consumed by all the tourists, we located a tea house. We all ordered different teas. Mine smelled really good before the water was poured in but in the end ...
... sites of Chong Qing. We didn't have much time here, but the streets were really lovely and not overly crowded. Crazily enough, there was a Walmart though....this did NOT excite me, it more surprised me that they had reached China already! It was an interesting shop in there with produce at our fingertips and the American Snickers bar plentifully available.
Enjoy Chong Qing for all it is - especially the famous Hot Pot. Worth every ...
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