Yu Du Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... pot noodles seem to be what people live on here so if you can't beat them...join them. The bathroom was small and scruffy so we didn't shower for 2 days! It was soooo cold too, so we slept fully clothed with our hats on in twin beds. No joke. I think the boat experience would of been better if we visited in warmer weather. People on board were friendly enough though. One of the crew took me under her wing and showed us the ropes. Bless her she reminded me of my nana! I had ...
... Vegetarian food"). So, when we were presented with a long list of different meats and veg we could put in a hot pot, and told (with various gestures and pointing to the list) that we had to pick a minimum of about 15 to get to the 60 RMB minimum spend, we had an amusing game of guess the vegetable. We had some help from our Lonely Planet, which only shows the characters for 4 vegetables: potato, spring onion, bok-choi and mushroom. Anyway, the veg arrived, as did a ...
by Julia Powalla
"How do you teach?"
It was the guy with the glasses from the third row who had asked. He looked right into my eyes. He Wu had introduced the other Julia as 'a writer' (resulting in oohs and aahs moaning through the hall) and myself as 'a teacher'. After the common hand-clapping had finished, the other Julia had quickly explained, that I’m a writer, too, causing another respectful murmuring.
... 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
by Julia Powalla
Pieces of cut raddish hanging on a line to dry
Mahaghoni-coloured heavy tables and chairs
People staring at us, without a greeting
People staring at us, and greeting us with a lot of excitement as soon as they heard us being able to say „Ni hao"
People cuing in ...