Chongqing Square Hotel
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... US! On this ship there was also no free beer or wine included with meals; I learned from others that the initial cost of a cruise covers very little; almost everything other than the boat and ordinary food is extra. But not being able to leave the ship when it was docked was what I found to be the most constricting. Some of our group learned of a loophole, however: during the outings for other groups onboard, ...
... lane was totally closed to traffic for two days. Lucky for us it has opened today! We are getting no information about anything Chinese. We are thinking they have closed all information access. Even folks who can usually get online - are unable to do so. Pretty unbelievable! Wow! We did have a performance of the school children. They had themselves quite a field trip as they came on board to entertain us. They were ...
... Chairman Mao finally got the government to take it on in 1992.
Flooding had been a huge problem along the river. Millions of people have lost their lives and many houses were washed away. In the worst flood seasons, 10 story buildings and anything shorter were destroyed!
6 to 8 billion dollars were spent building this dam.
There will be 30 nuclear reactors by 2020?
... coordinated. We are the blue group and Arnold is always our guide. Lucky us! As we are getting to know the others - outside our own little group of Mariners - we are finding them fun and interesting . . . Mostly well educated with many different backgrounds - all people who love to travel! Fun. We look at the other groups and think we are pretty lucky!
In terms of the Tibet visit - most everyone on our group suffered a ...
... Hotel in Chongquing was like no other general manager I have met at a hotel. She came out to the bus on our arrival, along with a half dozen of her other staff, and hugged me, welcomed the group like she was welcoming us to her home. She made sure her staff was quick in distributing welcome drinks and our keys to the rooms. It took me back, her graciousness and sincerity. She welcomes many a diplomat and celebrity to her hotel, but ...