Homey Hotel Chongqing Shiqiaopu
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This was the day we all went to a relocation tour of a house
of a resident who had been relocated to a new apartment provided by the
government due to the flooding of the Yangtze River to do the 3 Gorges project.
This was an optional tour off the cruise boat. We chose this
instead of checking out a high red pagoda which we saw from the boat anyway. The
local guide interpreted for us and we could ask any questions we ...
... buildings and building much larger ones and eating into the countryside. An overwhelming 30 million people live in the several towns and cities that make up the greater Chongqing metropolitan zone.
The city centre is immaculate with the bright lights of big, famous fashion brands illuminating the main streets. When viewed from afar, as we did when crossing the river by cable car, it has a ...
... tours in such ways as this visit. It’s a two hour drive but well worth it. We wander through brand new entrances made to look ancient and once through, we stroll up on a curve in the path which unfolds the huge variety of carvings into a cliff. What a find this must have been to that first person to discover. Buddha’s and Taoism interpretations were smoothly explained by our guide Windy. We held to every word. You could ...
... kinds of things can happen. I apologized and he insisted that it was no problem. We headed back down and got a taxi back into Hechuan. We headed to the city center and walking street with all the shops. Mitseru shopped around and almost bought some golf wear at some shops. After trying to excavate walking street from cheap Chinese gear, we wanted to take a rest and get some Coffee and tea. We walked along the river front to the coffee shop John and I had found earlier in the year. As ...
... at the fishing castle found out that the Emperor of the Song dynasty was dead, did he finally surrender.
A couple interesting side notes on the Song dynasty and its end. The song dynasty actually fought alongside the Mongolian empire. They fought together against the Jin Dynasty. Once the Jin Dynasty fell, the Mongolians turned on the Song Dynasty. The Emperor Duzhong of the song Dynasty died in 1274 but he had three sons. The first became emperor at the age of 4. He ...