Jialunhe Hot Spring Resort
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... The second day I hired a bike ( old men are not banned from hiring a bike here) and rode out to two other villages about 25km away - Sixi and Yancun. The owner of the hostel came with me on his bike for the ride. A nice ride and a chance to see the countryside a bit closer up. Lots of rice fields in the valley floors (quite high hills all around), tea plantations on the sides of some of the hills, and the usual vegetable crops - corn, beans, potatoes, peppers etc. Lots ...
... The original tower was built in AD 223 but the one I saw was a reconstruction - built in 1980. It has actually been reconstructed many times so who knows if it still resembles the original. Looked good though. The magical dancing crane, immortalised in the poetry of Cui Hao, has long since flown though. Passed by a couple of temples on my ...
... only $40, very far, only private cars, no taxis". Yeah right. Finally I figured that if I walked up the hill from the dock to the main road I could catch a bus to the city and then get a taxi for $2 to the station. So, as soon as we docked, I was off to get my bus and taxi to catch the train at 5.30pm (I had 3 hours). Then I got lucky. Whilst waiting for the bus a local told me he was also going into town on the ...
... We met at the railway station, and got on our night train. Now as you may be aware, China is huge. In Europe, I got used to travelling a few hours here and there to another city, and in New Zealand, well you just wouldn't bother taking a train. But in China it was a lovely 18 hour trip down to Chongqing and we were hardly even halfway across the country. The best bit was that we had to take a night train halfway there, and this was a ...
... br> new local guide, Helen, who told us about the history of Wuhan on our way to
the Hubei provincial museum. I have never seen so much construction going on
anywhere in my life—even copared to Abu Dhabi! Everywhere you looked they were
tearing down old 3 story buildings and replacing them with complexes of 50
story buildings. The city is about 9 million people—larger than almost all US
cities, yet ...