Renaissance Wuhan Hotel
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... that even with our modern technology, they were not able to reproduce the
quality of tone of the originals.
Then we were off to the ship where we were
greeted by a dancing dragon. Dragons in China are considered very lucky and not
something fearful, unlike the dragons in Western fairy tales. The ship was
built in 2010, so is relatively new. It has five floors and we are on the first
which is very ...
We stayed for one night in Wuhan, before catching our next flight to Xi'an. Wuhan is a massive city, even by Chinese standards (10.2 million people), yet few people in the US have heard of it. The city is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" because of its central location within the country and its key roles in trade and transportation. Wuhan is a ...
... was definitely smog. By mid-day, we were able to catch glimpses of the sun trying to break through the dense smog layer. As the day wore on, I could begin to feel my head becoming more cloudy from breathing in the particles. I was amazed at how people could live in a city such as Yueyang and not be able to see the sun on an average day. Yueyang is a relatively small (population of 3 million) port city located between Wuhan and Chongqing on the Yangtze. ...
... I must be cursed, as I had a similar issue on the Viking river cruise in Eastern Europe!
Anyhow, we were met at the airport by Jeffrey, our guide and given a bunch of the history of Wuhan, which is mostly in the middle of China. It is general a warm climate here, lots of agriculture (rice, barley, corn), and was a big industrial city with steel mills, textiles as they grow cotton and heavy machinery production. Now it is mainly a car manufacturing ...
... The journey through the all the locks will take approx 4 hours.
Tomorrow we continue our trip up the Yangtze river and another excursion off the ship.
Trouble with the internet last night, finally got on this morning 23 April.
Take Care Noel / Gerrie
President No.8, the sister ship of President ...