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Mar 7, 2010 - Three Gorges Dam, then on to Yichang, and to Wuhan.

We had another early breakfast today, to give us time to get to the Three Gorges Dam. And today was still misty, but not nearly as bad as the last time I was here. So, yes, I actually got to see the dam!! It is a pretty awesome sight, as it is so big, and such an engineering feat. We did learn such a lot about the dam, the costing, and the benefits to the people down stream, which is what we were told, is the primary reason for the dam in the first place. When we got back to the ship, it was time to pack, and to get our suitcases out into...

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Oct 23, 2009 - Report from Wuhan

Hi everyone Well a brief email from me to add to John's below. Today we visited the Wuhan Provincial museum and were totally bowled over by the a series of rooms displaying the contents from the tomb of the Marquis of Ji, a lord from around this area who was buried with all the goods he needed for his travels to the next world including a panoply of cauldrons, musical instruments, tables, weapons, armour, chariots, AND... 13 women and one dog. Fantastic display model of the tomb looking down on it. This was from around 700-400BC. I think...

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Apr 23, 2008 - Wuhan

When you’re not in you own bed, are there times when you wake up wondering where you are for a few seconds? Well, this morning when I woke up, my brain was very confused. Am I on a ship or a train? It was definitely train sounds that I was hearing. And, that was definitely a train horn that I just heard. Opening the drapes quickly diagnosed the situation. We were passing under a railroad bridge and a train was currently crossing the bridge. So, I’m not “on” a train; I’m “under” a train. I’m quite sure I’ve never woken up under a train...

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2008 India & China

Apr 2, 2008 - Wuhan museum & concert, flight to Shanghai

China Trip March 23-April 4, 2008 Viking River Cruises Imperial Jewels of China April 2, 2008: Day 10: Wuhan museum & concert, flight to Shanghai We were up at 5 am again in order to shower and finish packing by 6: 30, when our checked bags had to be in the corridor. I will be sad to leave the ship, but I am getting very tired and rather anxious to return home. After a leisurely breakfast, we boarded buses at 9:30 am for a tour of Wuhan, where we were docked. Wuhan, in Hubei province, is another large Chinese city with a population of...

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China 2008

Oct 19, 2007 - Shanghai, China - Wuhan, China

Oct 19 Today at 3 p.m. We'll be flying to Wuhan. They picked up our luggage early in the morning and were taken to a fantastic fresh market in the Shang Tuyang neighborhood. It is hugh and we were very impressed with the cleanliness and freshness of their products. I have not seen such a variety of fish in my life. They are maintained ALIVE in water that they change every hour. They clean it for you when you buy it. So no flies and no smell. The produce and fruits are sprinkled with water very often. They have live chickens and ducks. You...

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Oct 15, 2007 - Wuhan

We arrived in Wuhan in late afternoon and discovered that this is a bit more like 'real' China. It was big and busy with awful traffic but a lot nicer than Xi'an. We went straight from the airport to the Yellow Crane Tower. This is series of building with the main tower that was originally used for military reasons. This meant that there was a great view of the Yangtze river and Wuhan city from the top. It was interesting and very picturesque. The tower itself actually had a lift as it is not original. It had been destroyed multiple times...

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Jun 25, 2007 - Wuhan

Wuhan is a city made up of three former large towns, namely Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, and the Lonely Planet guidebook gives Wuhan quite a good write up actually. However I've decided to rest up and sort out my stomach issues which have dogged my trip on the Yangtze, catch up with emails and upload my photos, which leads to a lazy time generally for me here. The weather turns against me on the 26th, and it isn't until the late afternoon of that day that I venture out into Hankou along with Peter, Jason and Stefan, my three other...

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Where's Malcolm?

Sep 21, 2006 - Three Gorges to Yichang and then Wuhan

Three Gorges We were picked up on time taken to the tour agents office, waited there for the bus for about 45 minutes. Then taken to another street where we stood while different tour groups fought for a bus. We finally got on the bus about 10 minutes later. Then the bus went to another tour office and picked up a few more people. Then back to the original street to pick up 1 more person. Finally at about 3:40 we got on our way. We were worn out before we started. The bus trip was fine and we finally arrived at Wanzhou and the embarkation...

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Dec 5, 2005 - Yangzi River Cruise - Chinese Style

We just finished our Chinese river cruise!!! What an event. We are quite exhausted after the 3 day trip. It started out a little shady,at 8:00p.m we had to walk to our boat across about 50 yards of mud along the river bed to get to the dock... after turning down many men trying to hire us to carry bags we finally agreed to hire an older man for 3 yen to carry our bags to the ship (sonia felt sorry for him and wanted to give him some business) When we got to the boat we went to the 'front desk' and attempted to check in. We filled out a...

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S&D's Asia Tour

Nov 21, 2005 - Yichang/Wuhan

We docked the next morning in Yichang where we immediately boarded a bus for 5 hours to Wuhan airport. From there we flew to Shanghai arriving in the evening. I was really ready for a little self-exploration in Shanghai and it's a wonderful and easy city to maneuver (compared to Beijing). More to come.....

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Lindsay's Journey

Nov 8, 2005 - From Mount Emei to the Yangtze River

After the monastery stay and mountain trek, we continued on an 8 hour bus ride to Chongqing (said: chon king). This is the gateway to the Yangtze River and starting point of our Three Gorges boat trip. We spend two full days on board a basic Chinese style boat on our way through the Three Gorges en route to Yichang. The boat was noisy but with our special passes, we were given access to the lounge and the front and back decks. First our en suite toilet light packed up and then our door fell off it's hinges! Both were repaired quickly but...

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Aug 19, 2005 - Wuhan

Took a horrible bus journey in the middle of the night from Yichang (where our boat docked) to Wuhan... In typical Chinese style, what we think happened was they overbooked the bus we were supposed to be on, meaning we were left in this van at 3AM with an English guy and a Scottish guy sitting in a sketchy parking lot with lots of buses. Finally when Lydia and I got out to regulate, the group of Chinese men squating on the ground started laughing and exchanging glances and unwillingly told us to get out our bags and move to this mini-bus....

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