Travel Blogs from Yichang
Today was another early start, with the alarm set for 5.45, downstairs in the lobby for 6.30 and another packed breakfast on the coach to the airport.
The flight was only an hour, they served a roll filled with hot tuna mayo. Before long we were in the coach going for lunch. Today was a travel day as after lunch we settled down to a four and a half hour journey to Yichang. We spread out ...
... and apps on people's smartphones, I was able to have some type of communication. On the plus side to being the only foreigner, I was always invited into cabins to share food and, additionally, there were always people making sure I made it back onto the boat when we pulled into ports on the river. The first port of call was Fengjie and White Emperor Town. This was historically important from the 3 Kingdoms Period (circa 200-300 AD) as some important battles were ...
... before TGD. No one knows how they we placed there. Archeologists have tried to replicate the feat but without much success. Barn also managed to get a photo of some wild monkeys. Further up the river we left the ferries and boarded sampans to cruise further up the river - a wonderful experience We are all in awe of what the Chinese have achieved and their work ethic. You get the feeling that Australia is being left behind. Then typical of the things we have seen, when we returned ...
This was a 4 day cruise but day one doesnt really count. In actual fact I would say it was really a 2.5 day cruise with three nights spent on the river.
Day 2 - Floating down the River
No real gorges today. Also skipped the day trips to Fengdu (ghost theme park) and Zhang Fei Temple. Instead spent some of the day watching the river and the rest sorting photos and writing a couple of blog entries.
Found the weather had decided to not get better as ...
... To one side, there is a small indoor seating area, akin to the greasy spoons of yore, and on the other there is the open air kitchen and food shelves, that stock all the usual favourites like bird feet, beaks and entrails, as well as more exotic items, such as onions and and lettuce.
Frank did his best impression of Dale Winton, arranging us into an orderly queue (Brits and Germans aren't the only specialists at this activity) handing ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Jingling Hotel Yichang
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No.11 Dongshan Avenue, Liyuan Building, Xiling District, Yichang | 3 star motel
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No.31 Yunji Road, Xiling District, Yichang | Motelfrom $18
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