Somerset Jiefangbei Chongqing
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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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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 …
... and just like our last intra-china flight - with no announcement whatsoever, they started boarding about 15 minutes early. We see the Chinese flying through first because they have soooo many carry-ons with them - they want the overhead space. Our guide says: "It can't be our flight" but then he goes and talks to them and says "Everyone onboard!" LOL Two girls were still upstairs eating and our guide had to go look for them and finally ...
... and chatted with other guests. What was very interesting to me was that I had imagined the cruise to be an endless series of natural beauty, and mountainous landscapes but again my ignorance was evident as I learned that this is really a working river. We passed multiple cities of industry, ugly factories, and coal shafts as well as small villages and numerous temples and pagodas. The traffic on the river was also very heavy. Barges full of coal, grain, cars, trucks, ...
... This was well worth it and I was glad to get off the boat for a short time. In the afternoon we stopped at Fengdu, otherwise known as "Ghost City", for what turned out to be one of the most bizarre visits I've ever made to anywhere. But, in fairness, it was in keeping with the nightmare that was this trip. The area is a hillside covered in monuments to Tianzi, King of the Dead. However, the Chinese seem to have capitalised upon ...
... chat about a lot of things because of our language restrictions but we shared food and also had lunch together. I was amazed to see these boxes which remind me of ice-cream cartons, but they are actually boxes of rice that self-heat! How cool is that! I wonder if they have this in the US and what other products they would use it for. How this could change camping or roadtrip.....hot self-steaming food! I wonder if there is a patent on it this box. I am going to buy one just ...