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We departed Shanghai yesterday morning bound for the medium sized city of Wuhan (population of 9 million) of the Hubei province. This was where we would begin our cruise up the Yangtze River. Before we boarded our vessel, our group stopped at the museum of the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng. This tomb dated back to over 2,500 years ago and was uncovered in the late 1970's. The most remarkable part of the tomb's discovery was the well preserved nature of all ...
... dishes. Good food. Then after dinner there was the mandatory briefing on how to put on your life jacket and some general administration.
Brian and I did decide to get WiFi for the cruise and it might not always work when we are not in port, but hopefully we can keep in touch with family and maybe use Face time with our grandson and kids. FOr sure it won't work when we are going through the Three Gorges locks and in the gorge.
Stay tuned. Now to bed.
... side of the road, this occurs during rush hour. So with these jerks cutting back in our lane goes nowhere and the oncoming traffic have to yield until they these fools get out of the way and of course the symphony of horns starts. We even saw one guy that couldn't wait for the cars in front of him, he drove up on the ...
... of Chongqing. This is an enormous city of 33 million. It is much bigger than Beijing and Shanghai. We will have a farewell dinner this evening.
Bright and early tomorrow we will make ready to disembark. We are going to visit Chongqing Zoo, to visit the giant panda - if they're awake!
After lunch we head to the airport for a one hour flight to Xian, the home of the Terracotta Warriors.
... is being taught in schools the older generation are now considered illiterate and find it difficult to communicate with the young. Our guide did not go to university as her parents couldn't afford to send her so she taught herself English - brilliant!!
We returned to our ship for lunch and have had a leisurely afternoon cruising through the gorges. The scenery is ...
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