Home Inn (Chongqing Shapingba)
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... right past the house and only found out later because Mike asked where it was. Too late to take a photo but now administrative offices. Strange to think it was the power house of the Chinese government in the war with visitors such as all the American generals in Asia and even W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood! We should include more about the war in Asia in our schools now World History is so fashionable. One passenger asked me "Was China ...
... we drove to the downtown center and we had about an hour to wander around. We visited a nine story center that is built into the side of the hill. It is where the people used to live before the city became so big and filled up with condominiums. It was interesting to walk around and see what was offered. One street was just snacks aptly called Snack Street. We did stop at a Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone. It ...
... the beautiful gardens and could enter the
temple. I chose not to climb the 99 steps because it was very hot and some of
the steps were more like ladders. Dale went and said it was OK, but then he
spent years climbing ladders in the refinery! Afterwards we braved the market.
Dale bought an item that started at 400 yuan (1 yuan= 16 cents) and the guy
finally agreed to sell it for 120. We walked to the next stand and the guy
... got tears in my eyes. Above all they used the typical sichuan pepper. This pepper has a very unique flavor , which I don't like. In the evening I decided to not take any risk and went to Hong Ya Dong. It's a lovely place next to the river with a beautiful view and many bars and restaurants.
I went for Mexican food. That's how I can get used to the spicy food again in baby steps.
After having a wonderful and relaxing time on the Yangtze river enjoying the breathtaking views of the lesser gorges, mountains and happy locals, we headed to Chong Qing and back to the bustle of the city.
Chong Qing was an interesting city known for its spicy cuisine. After an orientation walk, Ricky took us to a restaurant to try the famous Hot Pot. Curious, I couldn't wait to see what this Hot Pot meal was about.