Shaoguan Chanel Palace
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... second level that allowed me to see Chengyang above the undergrowth). Most of the villages could be seen from the top of the hill though I could not accurately identify all of them. Then, I spent half the day exploring the Dong-minority villages but did not cover all eight of them. I realized that most tourists did not venture beyond Ma'an Village and Yan Village (岩寨) - I did not see any of them in other villages. But honestly, most of ...
... an, I met a couple guys at breakfast from Germany, who are building a natural gas pipeline from Kazakstan. Good to see a focus on reducing reliance on coal.
The park across from the dam was very peaceful.
In the afternoon, we flew to Shanghai and are staying in the most beautiful hotel on the Bund. This is definitely my favorite city thus ...
... saw many goats navigating the cliffs and even saw two monkeys on a rock near the shore.
The rowers are troopers--the journey took two hours of incredible manual labor, but we learned that most of them live two hours away by foot, so they exert a tremendous amount of energy everyday.
At our turning point, they jumped out with a rope to simulate what the Tujia boatmen used to do to ...
We visited the local market--of course, Haleigh and I avoided the upstairs meat market. We saw enough downstairs, believe me! Then we went to visit a kindergarten, which was absolutely adorable! The kids were having so much fun and we played a little ball with them.
Our last stop was to visit two homes in the village--one a traditional farm house, where their pig lived below their kitchen, and the other a family who ...
... look at the old China as the attached pictures will show.
ChongQing was covered in an industrial haze that is common for most of the summer months and hardly a place that you would want to spend a great deal of time.
Our flight to Guilin took just over an hour and we were in our hotel by 7.30pm.
The Yangtze River Cruise was a great experience with excellent day excursions as we moved up the river. ...