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... lovely grey Yangtze, reveling in the abundance of beauty on this river in China, was a peaceful, wondrous experience. Tempered by knowing we all would be parting in a few more days, this time was bittersweet. We were lucky enough to be here, together if only for a moment in time, to have such intense experiences that will ultimately become more memories to be cherished. But again we move on, even when we don't want to.
... renewable power. Much of this is solar power and also hydropower. Shanghai was nothing but rice patties before 1991! Now it is a huge modern city! Health insurance - government deducts a small amount from pay checks for health insurance. Many people use commercial insurance as well to cover more of their expenses.
Education - 9 years compulsory . . Some towns require 12 years
Challenges. Pollution is a ...
... with my poor tum tum). Skipping cocktail hour and dinner tonight and hoping for a better day tomorrow . . . Oh well . . I'd rather miss stuff here than in Tibet. . I was pretty good there . .
I did go to the dam talk this afternoon . . . Pretty interesting. Here are a few facts . . .This dam is gravity loaded.
The Chinese first considered building a dam in 1919 . . Then again in the middle of ...
... The boat company has decided to make more money by offering shore excursions, but our paperwork showed all excursions to be included. I had tossed this back and forth in emails with our company before boarding as I heard earlier talking with our Beijing office that things had changed this year and this was something new.
One tour was way too much for our group to handle with four hundred steps up to view the new Fengdu. ...
... I guess the rest of the people better know how to swim. I need to mention that everyone had their own life vest. After a sit down dinner, we enjoyed the lights of the city and all the festive party boats bypassing us. Also on deck I overheard a couple speaking Swiss. Gee, they are everywhere.
My next report from somewhere along the Yangtze River will be following soon.
Good night, Nelly and ...