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... right we upgraded to the top drinks and dinning package.... Wow, our livers and bodies need a months detox. We definitely got our monies worth out of them lol... So, at 9pm we leave the bright lights of Chongqing behind and embark on our 3 night/4 day cruise of what can only be described as the stunning Yangtze River... More to come of our cruise, exploits and adventures. The travelling ...
"How many stations are there in Chongqing?" I ask at the hostel travel desk in Chengdu as they help me piece together my route south east from here. "One" is the reply. Good. On that basis I give myself an hour or so to swap platforms there before the sleeper to Huaihua. But once I arrive at 15:00 and pick up my ticket I find out there are two. And fifty minutes isn't enough time to move between them. The next available train isn't until midnight, and there are no ...
... clothing and a rain jacket!
Once we made it on the road the scenery the entire way was breath taking. Made me forget that I was in a city of 10 million people. On our way there we passed so many lush mountains and valleys and it really made me appreciate the cute little plot of land that I grew up on in Illinois. Ill tell you why, The families that live in these valleys farm the land and have ...
... thousands of families had their houses, their land, their livelihoods and their known lives covered by water and were --or still are-- being relocated. Some of us disagreed on whether their lives were made better or not; it became a philosophical discussion with rather heated results.
The second day we sailed through the gorgeous Qutang gorge, considered the most magnificent, and then the Wu gorge, ...
... especially because I love this city! it's got a ton of character! Yes, parts of it are crumbling, but it makes it quaint and I like that. Besides, it's the last day of the Chinese new year today! So there have been fireworks going off for the past hour, and then they eventually stop and then fireworks start up on top of the building next to it! It's like one huge celebration that I've finally arrived and they have not disappointed me!
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