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Travel Blogs from Yichang
Didn't think I'd be writing anything about Yichang and thought the next update would be when we arrived in Shanghai tomorrow night but this place is worth a mention. The street we are staying on is full of apple, samsung and Nokia shops. Literally hundreds of shops. The Chinese sure do love their technology. We took a stroll on the first evening to see what's about and discovered two hidden gems...firstly a great place to eat and cheap too. We stumbled across a ...
This weekend was ruined for three reasons
1. I had the old version of Lonely Planet and the whole city is different now. Seriously.
2. I paid a driver before he took me anywhere.
3. There were no trains going to Changsha anytime after 2 p.m.
Friday night, I took the train to Yichang and got into town at around 1 a.m. Based on my map, I thought I had arrived right in the middle of the city. Little did I know that they recently built an entire brand ...
... on Chinese medicine by the humorously named Dr Hu.
One of our tour party from New Zealand, Dave became a willing victim (sorry I meant patient) for the good doctor to practice his acupuncture, toxin removal and massage which was very entertaining if perhaps not all that effective.
We were going to watch the "Chinese Dynasties Show" but fell asleep in the cabin ...
... have some photos in our rather fetching life jackets.
Our first night was spent sitting on the top deck chatting and drinking.
Our 6:15am morning all with music was not wanted, but it wasnt a problem as ali soon took the wires out of the speakers, of course this meant we did miss every announcement, but oh well! Also my luck was good this morning as i managed to break the shower rather well. This day was also one of the guys we were with mikes ...
... part of the itinerary here.
I couldn’t get back to sleep very easily because the shiplock is very tight, so the boat is constantly scraping along the wall, and makes a heck of a noise. I got up for good at 6am and had breakfast at 7am for our last meal on the boat. I think the Chinese people really warmed to us because they actually said "bye" when they left after breakfast. Great!
We got ...