Plaza Hotel (Guangchang Binguan)
Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... day in Chongqing having taken in the riverbank scenery en route. Could not help but think of all the refugees taking the very same route during The War of Resistance (1937-1945). All crowded on boats and being bombed by the Japanese. Arriving in Chongqing we visited an ancestral hall. I loved this. It was specifically for people coming from outside the city to have a place they could go to for support from like minded people. A native place ...
... 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 ...
... fields. The weather is very hot--100 degrees--and dry, like AZ. A decided improvement over the drenching days we've been having so far! It is the oldest city in China and was the capital of all the dynasties from 3000 years ago until 1000 years ago. It is the only walled city. Tomorrow we expect to see the wall. It too is filled with new skyscrapers that have all been built in the last 10 years.
Because it was too early to go to the hotel anyway, we had lunch in ...
... in the morning. We will be arriving in
Chongquin (formerly known as Chung King). If we arrive on time, we will go to
the zoo and see the giant pandas before the zoo actually opens. Then we will go
to the airport for our flight to Xian and the terra cotta warriors. If we are
too late to get to the zoo in time for our flight, we’ve been told we will see
pandas in Beijing. Weather predictions are for 100 degrees!
... to the restaurant and there was this large pot in the middle of the table heating up with steam. Ricky handed us each a bowl to create our own sauce to dip our cooked vegetables and meats. He stressed not to take the MSG as this actually was available to eat if people desired it. He also took us up to the sauce buffet and went through all the hot pepper sauces, seasonings, herbs and the rice and noodle choices that you prepare on ...
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