Sunny Sky Inns (Wuhang Qianjin First 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 ...
... was definitely smog. By mid-day, we were able to catch glimpses of the sun trying to break through the dense smog layer. As the day wore on, I could begin to feel my head becoming more cloudy from breathing in the particles. I was amazed at how people could live in a city such as Yueyang and not be able to see the sun on an average day. Yueyang is a relatively small (population of 3 million) port city located between Wuhan and Chongqing on the Yangtze. ...
... 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 ...
2014 April 21 Today we woke to some light rain. The Shanghai area is very similar to Vancouver weather at this time of year just slightly warmer.
Prior to leaving for the airport I had to do a 15 minute video of a small to medium sized intersection in Suzhou, which I could see from our room. It was still quiet on the roads ...
... of Chongqing. This is an enormous city of 33 million. It is much bigger than Beijing and Shanghai. We will have a farewell dinner this evening.
Bright and early tomorrow we will make ready to disembark. We are going to visit Chongqing Zoo, to visit the giant panda - if they're awake!
After lunch we head to the airport for a one hour flight to Xian, the home of the Terracotta Warriors.
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