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And onto Wuyuan. A small town by Chinese standards - about 300,000 people. Its about 400km south east of Wuhan, or should I say a six hour bus ride. It's set in a hilly area of China and was my chance to see a bit of the countryside as scattered around the city are lots of old Huizhou villages where the traditional rural life still goes on. The first day here I headed out to one about 40 km east - Xiaoqi. Dates back to 787, or so the sign said. Lots of old houses and ...
Not a lot to say about Wuhan really. Another big city in China - home to about 5 million. It's on the Yangtze and its a BIG river here. Must be at least one km across, maybe more. Lots of river traffic. And quite a few BIG bridges. The Chinese certainly know how to build bridges. The Yellow Crane Park, and the Yellow Crane tower, is probably the main ...
... would show me where to get off and get another bus to the station. And that's what I did - all for 50cents. And made the train connection with an hour to spare. Only standing room on the train. Luckily it was only 2 hours on a fast train and I could sit on my backpack in the cafe area. Then set out to find my hostel - that took another hour. Maps here are not good and asking for directions is a real hit and miss ...
... We met at the railway station, and got on our night train. Now as you may be aware, China is huge. In Europe, I got used to travelling a few hours here and there to another city, and in New Zealand, well you just wouldn't bother taking a train. But in China it was a lovely 18 hour trip down to Chongqing and we were hardly even halfway across the country. The best bit was that we had to take a night train halfway there, and this was a ...
... that even with our modern technology, they were not able to reproduce the
quality of tone of the originals.
Then we were off to the ship where we were
greeted by a dancing dragon. Dragons in China are considered very lucky and not
something fearful, unlike the dragons in Western fairy tales. The ship was
built in 2010, so is relatively new. It has five floors and we are on the first
which is very ...