Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... 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!
... 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, ...
... 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 ...
... up to cloudy conditions, which later in the day turned to sun. Temp rose into the mid 20, pretty nice. Gerrie and I got off the ship and went on an excursion to some narrow gorges that have been inhabited for thousands of years. There are carvings in the rocks of various animals. Further into the gorge there are two coffins ...
... house that was built from relocation money - families were offered an amount of money to move if they were to be affected by the increased river water level. The more modern home was very large and housed three generations of the same family. It was sparsely furnished and unheated. They wear more clothes if it gets cold and sometimes use an electric heater.
This afternoon we are cruising to our ...
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