Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... and thought Jon would just stay outside where he was dropped off! Nope!!! I was walking up and down the streets looking for him with no means of contacting him as I had everything on me. There were no other western people around so I thought he'd be pretty easy to find if I needed a man hunt! 30 minutes later I found him! It seemed like hours #panicking. Clever clogs had panicked and saw a lady from the bus and started following her into the town where all the hustle and ...
... we couldn't face going out again. Despite the various veggie options in the menu, we were told we could only order from the specials board which, surprise surprise, didn't have any veggie food. So, Mr H had a curry whilst I nursed a cup of Twinnings and mused about how much China is like India:
1. It is dirty;
2. People spit everywhere (although in China, they also blow snot out of their noses onto the street - nice!); and
3. Everyone is more concerned with ...
... so the students could help each other building sentences in English. “This was an interesting suggestion – but we cannot do it here, as our seats are fixed”, he finished. He had looked at me the whole time. Now he looked at the class and repeated everything for them in Chinese.
Julia later told me, that this had been an excellent lesson for her, as, to the class, He Wu spoke very clear Chinese.
... they were going to show us was a ghost town! A part of Chongqing, that had been planned, but never populated in the least as it was supposed to.
We were surprised and quite happy to have ended up here rather than in a conventional museum.
A German newspaper-article about Chinese ghost towns was published the same day:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/i mmobilien/immobilienblase-in-china-die- deutsche-geisterstadt-12731472.html
... fans without a propellor.
Trains that look like airoplanes (klappbare Rückenlehne, wenig Platz, Stewardessen, die Essen und Mülleimer durch den Ganz schieben, Klapptisch in der Vorderlehne)
Railway stations that look like airports (big halls with more or lesse modern architecture, security checks, waiting halls that are numbered differently than the ...