Zhiyin Lotus Lake Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wuhan
... near the lobby and dining room. There are
small shops on the other floors selling traditional Chinese goods—wooden ware,
pearls, tea, hand painted bottles, chops, and even a tailor who will make you a
silk jacket or dress overnight. There is a bar on one floor, a lounge on
another, a computer lab, a library, infirmary, spa, beauty parlor, and big sun
deck. Our room is very nice and comfortable with a little ...
We stayed for one night in Wuhan, before catching our next flight to Xi'an. Wuhan is a massive city, even by Chinese standards (10.2 million people), yet few people in the US have heard of it. The city is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" because of its central location within the country and its key roles in trade and transportation. Wuhan is a ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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