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... 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. ...
... our gate was at the farthest way along. We stopped in one of the restaurants for coffee, and tried their WiFi but couldn't connect to our email, but somehow Sarah managed to get us on FaceTime, which was a pleasant surprise.
David had told us the night before, that a commercial ship had got stuck somewhere along the Yangtze, so instead of getting on the boat in Wuhan, which is the normal process, we were going to have to be bused another three hours along ...
... attraction and draws a lot of foreign and Chinese visitors.
During the afternoon we took a trip to the new three gorges dam. This is the largest hydro electric plant in the world base on the amount of cement used and the electricity produced. This dam produces 6 % of the energy China presently uses. The dam was ...
... 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.
... is being taught in schools the older generation are now considered illiterate and find it difficult to communicate with the young. Our guide did not go to university as her parents couldn't afford to send her so she taught herself English - brilliant!!
We returned to our ship for lunch and have had a leisurely afternoon cruising through the gorges. The scenery is ...
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