Home Inn (Chongqing Shapingba)
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After our spiritually uplifting, much too short time in Tibet, we flew back to China, to Chongqing to meet and board our cruise ship, our home for the next three days. I did not want to leave Tibet, to leave Yarpel, our guide and teacher. Tibet is unique; it pulls you in and thumps you on the head, challenging you to breathe, to regain the normal functioning of your body, to wonder what will happen to this ...
... renewable power. Much of this is solar power and also hydropower. Shanghai was nothing but rice patties before 1991! Now it is a huge modern city! Health insurance - government deducts a small amount from pay checks for health insurance. Many people use commercial insurance as well to cover more of their expenses.
Education - 9 years compulsory . . Some towns require 12 years
Challenges. Pollution is a ...
... chosen because it was very wide, had a natural curve, and a natural island in the middle so that they could work on one side and continue to utilize the other side for boat traffic. There was also lots of granite here, strong enough to withstand the power of the water.
It took 17 years to build the dam and 40,000 workers were employed. 150 died during the process (or at least this is what is reported).
... tours in such ways as this visit. It’s a two hour drive but well worth it. We wander through brand new entrances made to look ancient and once through, we stroll up on a curve in the path which unfolds the huge variety of carvings into a cliff. What a find this must have been to that first person to discover. Buddha’s and Taoism interpretations were smoothly explained by our guide Windy. We held to every word. You could ...
... and are you ready... A Kate Spade satchel with the greatest smelling lip gloss. Damn it is the little things in life. Marlin has already forked over his bag to me. Jack Spade... Who knew! For those of you that are like " Spade what? Are they playing euchre?"Nope it's a purse designer that I LOVE!!! We took off and were given a menu to fill out. I had grouper with rice and Marlin had a sandwich. The wine was yummy and they never let the glasses get below half full! Woops. ...