Motel 168 (Wuhan Wuluo Road)
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We stayed for one night in Wuhan, before catching our next flight to Xi'an. Wuhan is a massive city, even by Chinese standards (10.2 million people), yet few people in the US have heard of it. The city is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" because of its central location within the country and its key roles in trade and transportation. Wuhan is a ...
We departed Shanghai yesterday morning bound for the medium sized city of Wuhan (population of 9 million) of the Hubei province. This was where we would begin our cruise up the Yangtze River. Before we boarded our vessel, our group stopped at the museum of the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng. This tomb dated back to over 2,500 years ago and was uncovered in the late 1970's. The most remarkable part of the tomb's discovery was the well preserved nature of all ...
... some 600,000 cars a year - Citroens, Hondas, It is also a big university town with some 84 colleges and universities with a focus on IT.
We had lunch at a Tibetan styled restaurant, which was quite pretty with the wait staff wearing interesting costumes, but the food was fairly similar to what we have had elsewhere, but good.
Then back on the bus to get to the cruise boat. Arrived at around 4:15 in hot sunny weather. Boat is quite similar to the Viking ...
... 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 ...
... older villages. We looked in the market at all the fresh produce and visited a kindergarten. The children were delightful! They sang for us, then we led them in doing the Hokey Pokey. After that we played some ball games together.
We moved on to look at a farmer's mud house and learnt how he grinded corn. The house has mod cons like electricity and gas, but is not heated. The same applied to the ...
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