Jinjiang Inn Wuhan Zhangzhidong Road
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... and some very picturesque views. The villages are still lived in but I'm not sure I would want to live in them - very dank and dingy dwellings. By bus the next day to Little Likeng. Much more commercial than the previous villages - stalls selling the same old stuff in every alleyway. But a cute village ( still wouldn't want to live there though). Lots of cottage industry (making the wooden souvenirs ); people doing their washing in the stream flowing through the ...
... The original tower was built in AD 223 but the one I saw was a reconstruction - built in 1980. It has actually been reconstructed many times so who knows if it still resembles the original. Looked good though. The magical dancing crane, immortalised in the poetry of Cui Hao, has long since flown though. Passed by a couple of temples on my ...
From Yichang it was overland east - to Wuhan. Before I got off the boat I asked how I could get from the dock to the railway station at Yichang to catch a train to Wuhan. I thought the dock would be in the town, and that the town was relatively small. Silly me. The dock was 10-15 km from the town and, like all places in China, it was home to millions so was a bit more than a town. "Get a private car from the dock" I ...
... more on that later. We then headed up to famous site in China called the Yellow Crane Tower. it is quite amazing, built on a small hill overlooking the Yantze river. Many poems have been written about it, and my favourite moment of the day was when we stopped for tea in a teahouse overlooking the tower and the river and my friend taught me one of the most famous poems written about the tower, about saying good bye to some friends leaving on a boat in a ...
... 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 ...