Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... near the lobby and dining room. There are
small shops on the other floors selling traditional Chinese goods—wooden ware,
pearls, tea, hand painted bottles, chops, and even a tailor who will make you a
silk jacket or dress overnight. There is a bar on one floor, a lounge on
another, a computer lab, a library, infirmary, spa, beauty parlor, and big sun
deck. Our room is very nice and comfortable with a little ...
We stayed for one night in Wuhan, before catching our next flight to Xi'an. Wuhan is a massive city, even by Chinese standards (10.2 million people), yet few people in the US have heard of it. The city is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" because of its central location within the country and its key roles in trade and transportation. Wuhan is a ...
... was definitely smog. By mid-day, we were able to catch glimpses of the sun trying to break through the dense smog layer. As the day wore on, I could begin to feel my head becoming more cloudy from breathing in the particles. I was amazed at how people could live in a city such as Yueyang and not be able to see the sun on an average day. Yueyang is a relatively small (population of 3 million) port city located between Wuhan and Chongqing on the Yangtze. ...
... I must be cursed, as I had a similar issue on the Viking river cruise in Eastern Europe!
Anyhow, we were met at the airport by Jeffrey, our guide and given a bunch of the history of Wuhan, which is mostly in the middle of China. It is general a warm climate here, lots of agriculture (rice, barley, corn), and was a big industrial city with steel mills, textiles as they grow cotton and heavy machinery production. Now it is mainly a car manufacturing ...
... Airport) the other major airport, at approx 0730 hrs. We got out on the main drag and took 25 mins to go one block. There are people that are so impatient if they see no cars in the oncoming lanes they pull out and try to get as far ahead of everyone else who are driving in the proper lanes until they are forced back on to ...
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