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... The second day I hired a bike ( old men are not banned from hiring a bike here) and rode out to two other villages about 25km away - Sixi and Yancun. The owner of the hostel came with me on his bike for the ride. A nice ride and a chance to see the countryside a bit closer up. Lots of rice fields in the valley floors (quite high hills all around), tea plantations on the sides of some of the hills, and the usual vegetable crops - corn, beans, potatoes, peppers etc. Lots ...
Not a lot to say about Wuhan really. Another big city in China - home to about 5 million. It's on the Yangtze and its a BIG river here. Must be at least one km across, maybe more. Lots of river traffic. And quite a few BIG bridges. The Chinese certainly know how to build bridges. The Yellow Crane Park, and the Yellow Crane tower, is probably the main ...
From Yichang it was overland east - to Wuhan. Before I got off the boat I asked how I could get from the dock to the railway station at Yichang to catch a train to Wuhan. I thought the dock would be in the town, and that the town was relatively small. Silly me. The dock was 10-15 km from the town and, like all places in China, it was home to millions so was a bit more than a town. "Get a private car from the dock" I ...
... more on that later. We then headed up to famous site in China called the Yellow Crane Tower. it is quite amazing, built on a small hill overlooking the Yantze river. Many poems have been written about it, and my favourite moment of the day was when we stopped for tea in a teahouse overlooking the tower and the river and my friend taught me one of the most famous poems written about the tower, about saying good bye to some friends leaving on a boat in a ...
... that even with our modern technology, they were not able to reproduce the
quality of tone of the originals.
Then we were off to the ship where we were
greeted by a dancing dragon. Dragons in China are considered very lucky and not
something fearful, unlike the dragons in Western fairy tales. The ship was
built in 2010, so is relatively new. It has five floors and we are on the first
which is very ...