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Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... won't be rushing to visit again. Some of the reasons being the following: Chinese people are cool and abit crazy at times well to us anyway. Lots of older ladies wearing fish net tights and thigh high boots, dancing and doing tai chi at random places! We notice people shout a lot or are they just talking and we still can't get used to the spitting and pushing in ques for anything. It's like they are scared of missing something if they aren't in the front of the crowd. ...
... stop, so it wasn't such a schlep with our backpacks. Our Hostel is the same chain as we stayed in Nanning, the Green Forest Hostel, and so we had the same comfy beds, although this time we had traffic noise to contend with.
The next day, we got up late and went for a wander, in search of a HSBC. This took us to the posh bit of town (Jiefangkou), past the Liberation Monument and fancy shops. We tried (and failed) to find the cable car that takes you across the ...
... I was happy that it was not my turn to answer.) The other Julia pointed out, that the people in Germany generally go more slowly, that there are so many people who don’t know what to do with their life (I remembered my father’s words ‘you are living in a subculture’ and ‘you have an aversion against money’), whereas here, in China, most people go as fast as they can, following the expectations of their ...
... they were going to show us was a ghost town! A part of Chongqing, that had been planned, but never populated in the least as it was supposed to.
We were surprised and quite happy to have ended up here rather than in a conventional museum.
A German newspaper-article about Chinese ghost towns was published the same day:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/i mmobilien/immobilienblase-in-china-die- deutsche-geisterstadt-12731472.html
by Julia Powalla
Pieces of cut raddish hanging on a line to dry
Mahaghoni-coloured heavy tables and chairs
People staring at us, without a greeting
People staring at us, and greeting us with a lot of excitement as soon as they heard us being able to say „Ni hao"
People cuing in ...