Travel Blogs from Yichang
... have a go at the ball room but Lowra wasn't up for me embarrassing her. Our 'business' hotel is ok but the beds have the hardest mattresses in the world and getting a good night sleep is not easy. We also keep getting dodgy ladies of the night business cards pushed under our door during the evening. In all our travels this has never happened before. Weird! So hopefully all is well back home and we'll be sure to update the blog after a day or two in Shanghai. Take it ...
... the Great Wall. It provides 10% of China's power including the 30 million people of Shanghai. Phil had seen a documentary about it and was excited to visit so we added it to our trip. Many people visit this as part of their Yangtze River cruise but we thought we would visit the cheap tourist way and take the bus. Lol We took a 1 hour bus ride that cost us 20 cents, the tour bus was a whopping $9 and included admission to the Dam. This is one big dam! It is 2.3 ...
... tracking' that was used when the river was lower and faster. As soon as we get going we come up beside the bank. Two men jump out of the boat, bamboo rope in hand, and track the boat by land. They are running alongside the boat over very steep terrain in only sandals. They seem very sure footed. A hundred or so meters down they jump back in the boat and join in the paddling once again. They paddle furiously. It seems like really hard work and the ...
... Major’s helment, life jacket, and finally, something I’ve never seen before, leg floats. By the time Mickell and I had figured out where to get our equipment, the guide grabbed Major by the arm and led him swiftly to the water’s edge. He motioned to me and Mickell on which raft we should take and then off we went – no safety briefing, nothing. At first, the stream has a meandering current and you get to enjoy the amazing scenery that being ...
... even the squatty potties are new and clean), all include western style toilets, and all have ratings posted outside! Most have signs indicating that they are four-starbut we did find one that was a five-star. Even the three-star are quite acceptable. I've heard of star ratings for hotels and restaurants but this is my encounter with starred potties.
Gotta finish packing. Will blog again when I can get internet access.
TripAdvisor Reviews Jingling Hotel Yichang
Other places to stay in Yichang
No.11 Dongshan Avenue, Liyuan Building, Xiling District, Yichang | 3 star motel
Dongshan development Zone, Yichang | 2 star motelfrom $17
No.9 Jiaohu Second Road, Xiling District, Yichang | 2 star motelfrom $21
No.31 Yunji Road, Xiling District, Yichang | Motelfrom $18
No.123 Yanjiang Avenue, Xiling District, Yichang | Motel