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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... and thought Jon would just stay outside where he was dropped off! Nope!!! I was walking up and down the streets looking for him with no means of contacting him as I had everything on me. There were no other western people around so I thought he'd be pretty easy to find if I needed a man hunt! 30 minutes later I found him! It seemed like hours #panicking. Clever clogs had panicked and saw a lady from the bus and started following her into the town where all the hustle and ...
... Vegetarian food"). So, when we were presented with a long list of different meats and veg we could put in a hot pot, and told (with various gestures and pointing to the list) that we had to pick a minimum of about 15 to get to the 60 RMB minimum spend, we had an amusing game of guess the vegetable. We had some help from our Lonely Planet, which only shows the characters for 4 vegetables: potato, spring onion, bok-choi and mushroom. Anyway, the veg arrived, as did a ...
... I was happy that it was not my turn to answer.) The other Julia pointed out, that the people in Germany generally go more slowly, that there are so many people who don’t know what to do with their life (I remembered my father’s words ‘you are living in a subculture’ and ‘you have an aversion against money’), whereas here, in China, most people go as fast as they can, following the expectations of their ...
... they were going to show us was a ghost town! A part of Chongqing, that had been planned, but never populated in the least as it was supposed to.
We were surprised and quite happy to have ended up here rather than in a conventional museum.
A German newspaper-article about Chinese ghost towns was published the same day:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/i mmobilien/immobilienblase-in-china-die- deutsche-geisterstadt-12731472.html
by Julia Powalla
Pieces of cut raddish hanging on a line to dry
Mahaghoni-coloured heavy tables and chairs
People staring at us, without a greeting
People staring at us, and greeting us with a lot of excitement as soon as they heard us being able to say „Ni hao"
People cuing in ...