Days Hotel Wudu Chongqing
Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... of china. I'm starting to miss Jon's mums Sunday dinners now! We chose the cheaper tourist option and travelled on a non English speaking boat. Straight away your thinking why would you do this?! Well we were up for the challenge and plus it saved us around £300! So we ventured onto a bus full of Chinese people looking at us as if we had got lost! The 5 hour journey to the boat was horrendous; firstly because we feared for our lives with the driver racing around ...
... the following day (11th January). We had dinner in a local restaurant called, "Uncle", which was good. Noodles with onion, bean sprouts and brocolli for me, but a rather bland fried rice dish for Mr H, who is playing it safe in advance of our travel day tomorrow!
Feeling more positive about our trip to Xi'an, and will report more from there - hopefully in a cheerier state of mind!
Lots of love to everyone.
Lyndsey & Martin
To our surprise, He Wu had added his own impression: “In China we all seem to know exactly what we want. In Europe the people seem to be rather confused. But when you take a closer look, their way is not straight but they all have a hidden aim that’s not so obvious. As to us, here in China: what do we really want? Where do we go? We are not as sure as we seem on a first glance.”
The lesson was supposed ...
... they were going to show us was a ghost town! A part of Chongqing, that had been planned, but never populated in the least as it was supposed to.
We were surprised and quite happy to have ended up here rather than in a conventional museum.
A German newspaper-article about Chinese ghost towns was published the same day:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/i mmobilien/immobilienblase-in-china-die- deutsche-geisterstadt-12731472.html
... fans without a propellor.
Trains that look like airoplanes (klappbare Rückenlehne, wenig Platz, Stewardessen, die Essen und Mülleimer durch den Ganz schieben, Klapptisch in der Vorderlehne)
Railway stations that look like airports (big halls with more or lesse modern architecture, security checks, waiting halls that are numbered differently than the ...