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There were also ponds of lotus growing. Yams. Corn. Shrimp farms. Crayfish. Really beautiful country. We were so glad that our Yangtze River plans were disrupted and we were able to experience the rural life of the Chinese people.
And then, we drove into Wuhan - what a landscape. High rise buildings literally everywhere you look. Amazing. Makes us want to hide up in our little house by the lake . . . :-). ...
... mahjong! It's a really fun game - especially if you know the terminology and pound your pieces on the table when you get something good! Jojo won two games out of three. Beginners luck . . Arnold taught us the game and then we met this cool woman from London, who coached us later on . . It was a fun cocktail hour activity! And then - we finished off the day with a lamb chop dinner and a Crew Cabaret Show!
Lots of fun!
... Including one very sad one from Seon, telling us that they have lost their baby at 13 weeks . . . So, Jojo is sitting in the lounge with 150 other people - quietly crying. Certainly not listening to the talk about the Yangtze River! Hard to be so far away from our family when all we want to do is give them a big hug and cry together. Oh well . . Life sometimes throws you a curve ball . .. I was able to get a text out to them so ...
... Calcutta and Burma over the Himalayas and into Chongquing. The runway was on an island on the river here. General Stilwell surely lived in a, then, luxurious lifestyle. Through history military, politicians, heads of countries and royalty have always lived this way. The streets of squalor were and are right at their back door.
Chongquing is also known for their spicy Szechuan food and hotpots. The humidity here takes your breath ...
... wok and 2 pans (1 is medium sized fairly good quality and 1 is only big enough for boiling eggs) AND my kitchen is too small and gives me a sore back because the worktops are so low! Give me strength haha. Thinking about it, I dont know how I survived for over a year already!!
I guess you have now figured out it is quite difficult to live a normal life (that I have grown up with) in a Chinese kitchen haha! I think this will ultimately make me ...