Yunlin No.9 Club
Travel Blogs from Wuhan
Surprise, surprise, another cloudy misty
day with intermittent rain! We left the hotel after breakfast and went to a
different airport which allowed us to see even more of the city on our way out.
The airport was very new, quite large and filled with duty free shops. Our
flight left on time at 10:30 and we arrived in Wuhan at 12:30 to more rainy
skies. The plane was quite new and we even got a hot lunch! We picked ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... fussy for. After dinner we boarded our ship The President # 8 which had its first sailing last April. Our room is on the fifth deck just below the top deck. I was pleasantly surprised this ship is very luxurious not quite up to the latest cruise ships in the Caribbean but getting very close
2014 April 22 This morning ...
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