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Oct 5, 2018 - The long ride is nearing its end...

A pretty easy day today. Before setting off for (yet) another coach ride, we took the opportunity to take a brief stroll beside the river, across from the hotel. Our drive to Jingzhou was only around three hours - not much more than expected - and we arrived at a city centre restaurant for lunch at a very civilised 12:30. In the restaurant, we were on the second floor balcony, overlooking the main dining area, and had a very good view of a Chinese wedding in full swing. As we have learned over the last several days, holiday periods, such...

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Oct 6, 2017 - Down the Yangtze

We have traveled down the Yangtze River for past two days passing many "new towns" built above the river. The river is 180m higher than its original level. The displaced homeowners were provided new apartments if 3x the area new refrigerator TV and lap top as incentive. Lots of high sheer rock walls as we passed through the 3 gorges. Reminds me of the lake at home but with even higher peaks. David The weather has been cool and misty just the right ethereal touch of low clouds hanging around the mountain peaks along the river. The Yangtze is...

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Oct 24, 2015 - Jingzhou

After a morning on the boat we moored up Jingzhou, our final stop. Another misty but warm day. We left after lunch for a trip into Jingzhou to the museum. The most unusual, if somewhat grisly, exhibit is the well-preserved corpse of a local worthy who died more than 2,000 years ago. The body is displayed in one case with the innards and brain in another beside it. .Written records unearthed along with the body indicate the man was a high official who died in 167 BC. Because of the depth of the tomb and the fact that it was well sealed to...

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Apr 1, 2008 - Jingzhou - Viking School Visit

China Trip March 23-April 4, 2008 Viking River Cruises Imperial Jewels of China April 1, 2008: Day 9: Jingzhou school, crew talent show We were up early once again to be ready for our tour to leave at 9:00 am. The ship was docked at Jingzhou, a large city of 1.56 million by our US standards, but small in comparison to many other Chinese cities. The area of the city through which we drove on our way to the Viking-sponsored school was not nearly as modern as other cities we had seen. This area had obviously not been a recipient of the...

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