Oak Hotel Chongqing Roma
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... step over with their right foot and men with their left! Next we went to a genuine street market. Everyone out for their Sunday constitutional with lots of food shops and a real squash. Usual smells and vistas. Then off to Eling Park where the wartime British Embassy is now a car park. The guide pointed out the spot where Madam Chiang took her early morning tea but interestingly not Chiang Kaishek's home. Guess he's not that popular these days! ...
... After meeting our guide Johnny, he took us to Dolce & Gabana in the basement, which had a grocery store. Prices were really high. A package of cherries was $16.00. The wines were upwards of $40.00 or more but we found one that was on sale, two bottles for the price of one. We shared with Thomas so it worked out okay.
Off to the ship we go. We had to carry our carry ons down 79 steps, little cement steps with ...
... when you buy a condo here it comes as just bare
walls—no kitchen, bathrooms or windows and doors. You have to do all that
This afternoon they prepared a
normal lunch, but as an added bonus they made Chinese street food for us to
try—chicken feet, pig tails and ears, 100 year old eggs, lotus root, and a few other pickled things. I tried the
lotus—kind of smoky with the consistency of a ...
... 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 ...
... before using the Hot Pot.
Once everyone is back to the table with plates of noodles and/or rices along with the created sauce of spices and flavour uniquely to your taste, he started demonstrating the meal process.
The pot in the middle of the table is full of broth and in our case, the outside layer with hot peppers ready to set your mouth on fire. A cart is brought to the table with an array of meats ...
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