Wuhan Renjia Hotel (Wuhan Dingziqiao)
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... 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!
... was definitely smog. By mid-day, we were able to catch glimpses of the sun trying to break through the dense smog layer. As the day wore on, I could begin to feel my head becoming more cloudy from breathing in the particles. I was amazed at how people could live in a city such as Yueyang and not be able to see the sun on an average day. Yueyang is a relatively small (population of 3 million) port city located between Wuhan and Chongqing on the Yangtze. ...
... I must be cursed, as I had a similar issue on the Viking river cruise in Eastern Europe!
Anyhow, we were met at the airport by Jeffrey, our guide and given a bunch of the history of Wuhan, which is mostly in the middle of China. It is general a warm climate here, lots of agriculture (rice, barley, corn), and was a big industrial city with steel mills, textiles as they grow cotton and heavy machinery production. Now it is mainly a car manufacturing ...
... attraction and draws a lot of foreign and Chinese visitors.
During the afternoon we took a trip to the new three gorges dam. This is the largest hydro electric plant in the world base on the amount of cement used and the electricity produced. This dam produces 6 % of the energy China presently uses. The dam was ...
... of Chongqing. This is an enormous city of 33 million. It is much bigger than Beijing and Shanghai. We will have a farewell dinner this evening.
Bright and early tomorrow we will make ready to disembark. We are going to visit Chongqing Zoo, to visit the giant panda - if they're awake!
After lunch we head to the airport for a one hour flight to Xian, the home of the Terracotta Warriors.
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