Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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... I guess you could call it. Of course I really wanted a guide book but it was the only place we have visited that did not have one!! I took some photos of the high doorsteps. The Chinese have these to prevent evil spirits entering the house. They cannot come in because they have no knees so cannot lift their feet to go over! Also they can only move in straight lines which is why so many Chinese paths have right angles. In order to enter the hall ...
... just downward. People do offer to help you, but it will cost you 10 yuan. There are also what they call strongmen, who, using ropes and poles, will carry four suitcases to the ship. They also will unload all the suitcases when a boat docks. We are on the Main deck. All cabins have a balcony and are not bad size. We are on the Victoria Jenna, a large river boat that carries about 400 passengers. Good news is that we get ...
... arrangements in them. There is a spectacular chandelier and a pool with several glass sculptures that look like Chihouli's. Our room is even more plush than at the Westin Shanghai.
Tonight we are going for a "Dumpling Dinner" since this is the local specialty. We will be having a dozen different kinds! Tomorrow we will go to the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum and see them in person! A bucket list item for sure!! The guide said that they were discovered by a few farmers ...
Today we arrived at Shibaozhai
Town early and were off the ship at 8:15. Even so it was already close to 90
degrees and the humidity was drenching. Because there is only a small dock
here, three boats tied up side by side and the others had to climb onto our
boat to reach the dock. We stopped here because there is a famous temple here
that was built against a 164 foot tall rock during the Ming ...
... before using the Hot Pot.
Once everyone is back to the table with plates of noodles and/or rices along with the created sauce of spices and flavour uniquely to your taste, he started demonstrating the meal process.
The pot in the middle of the table is full of broth and in our case, the outside layer with hot peppers ready to set your mouth on fire. A cart is brought to the table with an array of meats ...