Somerset Jiefangbei Chongqing
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After 20 hours of airplanes and airports I finally arrived back in the giant Chinese city.
Strange enough it felt like coming home. Living here for about 8 months, I was overwhelmed with different feelings. I felt happy, surpirsed but mostly I felt sad and I even don't know why. It felt like I could start crying every minute(Well maybe it …
... the crowd. Whoever catches it literally marries her in the next hour. How Horrible!!! The performance was great though. We said our farewells to Cathy and once again boarded the ferry. Once back on the Yangtze Explorer, we had lunch and took some time in our cabin. At 1:30 we left to view the 3 Gorges Dam Project. Max, our local guide, was very giddy and was hard to understand. Gloria and I were cracking up in the back of the bus at his pronunciation of English words. The ...
... opened. Great alternative to sitting in the sun. We saw the police stop a small boat and appear to arrest some people. Not sure what it was about.
There are a lot if cruise ships on the River of varying quality. Ours is one of the lower standard but it is clean and well serviced. The toilet and shower work well. Just no hot water when the boat is moored. There is ample food at meal times if a little bland.
The first of the three gorges is very short but quite ...
... from. Leonie and I were separated from the rest of our group for meals as the seats are allocated. We sat with another tour group from England, Germany and Switzerland. The English couple were very nice. They were Trish and Rick. Trish seemed to seek me out for conversation. We think it was because the rest do their group were not English speaking. The only planned stop off for us that day was the walled pagoda. A wall had been built around it when the dam was built to ...
With a population of just under 33M, Chongqin is the largest city in China, Then Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai. 160 cities with a population more than 1M - this country is a powerhouse. The air pollution is unbelievable, even in the countryside. We were meant to transfer from the train to the cruise ship "President 8" at Chongqin. But we were told that the river was too low for the ship to make it to Chongqin, so we had to bus it 90 min downstream to Fu Ling, where the ship ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSomerset Jiefangbei Chongqing
The best place to get back energy after 20 hours of airport and airplanes!! Lovely place to stay, right in the center of Jiefangbei. Very helpfull and friendly staff!!
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