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We arrived in Chongqing dead on time-those fast trains are impressive. The most significant thing about the scenery in every village and across every valley, which we could see through the persistent grey mist, was the sprouting of concrete pillars still awaiting their rails or roads. Having ensured that we had left enough time to find somewhere to …
... 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. ...
Monday April 29, 2014 Shanghai to Wuhan and our cruise
Ok so we had a REALLY early wake-up call - 4:30 for a 5:15 departure from the hotel! We got a fairly decent box breakfast (boiled egg, croissant, yogurt, orange and water), which we scarfed down while trying to connect on their terrible wifi.
Got to the airport and got checked in. The Shanghai airport is enormous - the roof is shaped to suggest the wings of a seagull (because it is an ocean port) and ...
... up to cloudy conditions, which later in the day turned to sun. Temp rose into the mid 20, pretty nice. Gerrie and I got off the ship and went on an excursion to some narrow gorges that have been inhabited for thousands of years. There are carvings in the rocks of various animals. Further into the gorge there are two coffins ...
... house that was built from relocation money - families were offered an amount of money to move if they were to be affected by the increased river water level. The more modern home was very large and housed three generations of the same family. It was sparsely furnished and unheated. They wear more clothes if it gets cold and sometimes use an electric heater.
This afternoon we are cruising to our ...
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