Hanting Express (Wuhan Xianggang Road)
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... 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 ...
... attraction and draws a lot of foreign and Chinese visitors.
During the afternoon we took a trip to the new three gorges dam. This is the largest hydro electric plant in the world base on the amount of cement used and the electricity produced. This dam produces 6 % of the energy China presently uses. The dam was ...
After dinner last night, we had a stage show put on by the crew. It was a lot of fun with magic, dance and pantomime acts. Bob, the on board director is a showman, singing, dancing and clowning around. He is 198 cm or 6'ft 6 inches. He has to duck his head in some places on the ship, otherwise he gets scalped. He is from New York. At the end, we danced to 70s music.
This morning we went to check out one ...
We docked in Badong late last night.
This morning after breakfast, we boarded a ferry to explore tributaries of the Yangtze. We cruised along for 50 minutes taking in the magnificent rock faces and rugged terrain. Houses and villages are scattered along the edge of the river and some are positioned atop sheer rock faces.
The local minority Tu Jai, live in this ...
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