Chongqing South Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... 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 ...
... we drove to the downtown center and we had about an hour to wander around. We visited a nine story center that is built into the side of the hill. It is where the people used to live before the city became so big and filled up with condominiums. It was interesting to walk around and see what was offered. One street was just snacks aptly called Snack Street. We did stop at a Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. It ...
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 ...
... from one air-conditioned room to the other, otherwise you will be soaked in your own sweat.
In the evening I got a Phone call from a friend:
" Hey tonight 7:30 pm private party, wear something fancy, it is gonna be the high society of CQ. Free drinks, free food."
Well all right, I had been lazy all day so I could use some social contacts.
I decided to wear a black highwaisted pants with a pink flashy top. I ...
After having a wonderful and relaxing time on the Yangtze river enjoying the breathtaking views of the lesser gorges, mountains and happy locals, we headed to Chong Qing and back to the bustle of the city.
Chong Qing was an interesting city known for its spicy cuisine. After an orientation walk, Ricky took us to a restaurant to try the famous Hot Pot. Curious, I couldn't wait to see what this Hot Pot meal was about.