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Before Chongqing we visited the Ghost City of Fengdu which was pretty much for tourists. Only interesting bit being the Red Guards having destroyed various temples which have since been rebuilt. However, that is relevant in itself. Hot as hell and we had a lot of walking to do up hill. A Chinese girl attached herself to us to practise her English. It was excellent. Mike's birthday yesterday!! Quite a milestone. It was a day of moving around and we ...
... we drove to the downtown center and we had about an hour to wander around. We visited a nine story center that is built into the side of the hill. It is where the people used to live before the city became so big and filled up with condominiums. It was interesting to walk around and see what was offered. One street was just snacks aptly called Snack Street. We did stop at a Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. It ...
... the lifeblood of the country with so much being transported along it. Chongquin is at the juncture of the Yangtze and another river which is why it was able to grow so big.
Finally we reached the airport--very like the one in Shanghai--new, modern and filled with designer shops. Our flight to Xi'an left at 11 am and it was about an hour flight.
Xi'an is a completely different sort of place! First of all, the land is flat as Kansas and is covered ...
... and the 100 yr
egg—that tasted fine if you like hardboiled eggs. They soak the eggs in lime I
think and the shell dissolves and the whole egg turns black. Dale took a
chicken foot, but chickened out and wouldn’t taste it! He said the pig ear was
bland and chewy.
Later on our guide gave Mahjong
lessons and I finally learned how to play. It is a lot like gin rummy. Packing
up tonight because we leave at ...
After having a wonderful and relaxing time on the Yangtze river enjoying the breathtaking views of the lesser gorges, mountains and happy locals, we headed to Chong Qing and back to the bustle of the city.
Chong Qing was an interesting city known for its spicy cuisine. After an orientation walk, Ricky took us to a restaurant to try the famous Hot Pot. Curious, I couldn't wait to see what this Hot Pot meal was about.