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Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... 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 ...
... under control! In the afternoon we met up with Chris, Jin's cousin, whom many of you met while he was getting a master's degree in the US. He's now back in China and doing an internship in Wuhan at China Construction Bank.
Our stay in Wuhan was brief but it was great to see Chris, tour the campus of Wuhan University, and look around another major Chinese city!
... the boat to visit a local school that the tour company sponsors. The elementary school was reminiscent of a prison/school architecture mix. We were greeted by all the children who were playing drums, violins, and dancing. We mingled with the children and visited a classroom until it was time to make our way back to the ship. We departed Yueyang hoping for clearer skies and water. Tomorrow we arrive at the controversial Three Gorges Dam and the Xiling ...
... 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 ...
... into the washroom and was formally introduced to the Chinese way of relieving yourself, no western toilet here. Word has it the traditional Chinese would still prefer their old ways because they don’t have to touch the toilet. To each their own. I won’t go in to specifics, but the next time you talk with Gerrie ask ...