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... that even with our modern technology, they were not able to reproduce the
quality of tone of the originals.
Then we were off to the ship where we were
greeted by a dancing dragon. Dragons in China are considered very lucky and not
something fearful, unlike the dragons in Western fairy tales. The ship was
built in 2010, so is relatively new. It has five floors and we are on the first
which is very ...
... and commercial city, but recently some very pleasant waterfront and pedestrian areas have been built. It is also the home of Wuhan University, where Jin went to college.
In the morning we visited the campus of Wuhan University, which is a beautiful and picturesque spot. They have to charge admission during cherry blossom season, to keep the crowds ...
... found including an over 40 piece bell collection that could still be played today. After the museum tour we boarded our vessel, the Viking Emerald, bound for the port city of Yueyang. The forecast says sunny, but where is the sun? The next morning, we awoke bright and early for our 7 a.m. Tai Chi lesson on the deck of the ship. Tai Chi involves fluid arm and leg motions while breathing in deeply. All around us was this haze, almost a fog like look, ...
... our gate was at the farthest way along. We stopped in one of the restaurants for coffee, and tried their WiFi but couldn't connect to our email, but somehow Sarah managed to get us on FaceTime, which was a pleasant surprise.
David had told us the night before, that a commercial ship had got stuck somewhere along the Yangtze, so instead of getting on the boat in Wuhan, which is the normal process, we were going to have to be bused another three hours along ...
... fussy for. After dinner we boarded our ship The President # 8 which had its first sailing last April. Our room is on the fifth deck just below the top deck. I was pleasantly surprised this ship is very luxurious not quite up to the latest cruise ships in the Caribbean but getting very close
2014 April 22 This morning ...