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Oct 7, 2018 - Three Gorges Dam and more

We have decided that we will not let our trip be defined by last night’s little setbacks. With that thought in mind, we turned our attention to the day’s activities, the first being our optional tour to visit the Tribe of the Three Gorges. We have learnt that the first of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, is actually cut in half by the dam. Our boat is moored in Maoping, above the dam, and our tour was to visit Stone Tablet Village, a traditional village of the Tujia ethnic minority, located in the lower part of the gorge. It took around 50...

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A Chinese Odyssey

Oct 6, 2018 - The Yangtze, at last!

Interesting, entertaining, and fascinating; tiring, frustrating and dramatic - every one of those adjectives could be used to describe parts of today! it turned out to be a pretty long day, what with activities, a drive and boarding our vessel for our Yangtze River cruise. Also, the end of today marked the halfway point for our Odyssey to China and an end to our long coach adventure tour across China. From here, it’s Trains and Boats and Planes - just not in that order! Jingzhou is one of the most historic cities in a country steeped in...

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A Chinese Odyssey

Jul 20, 2014 - Cruising the Three Little Gorges

We woke to a clear beautiful day, again we didn't make it Tai Chi nor the scenic sailing through the Wu Gorge. We are both suffering from some digestive issues, thank goodness we brought some Imodium with us. We were both ready to take the shore excursion for the cruise through the Lesser Three Gorges in Wushan. We disembarked our ship and embarked on a smaller boat to take us through the breathtaking Three Little Gorges. We cruised along the Daning River, which is a tributary off the Yangzi. The water between the gorges is green, which is...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Three Gorges Dam

Happy Birthday Deena! We celebrated your birthday, before you were awake, so I guess in China you are 12 hours older, HA! Well we have not made it to the morning exercise class of Tai Chi, but we always seem to make it to breakfast, go figure! This morning we attended a presentation on the construction of the Three Gorge Dam. George was all over this. After lunch, we docked in the town of Yichang, which has grown into a large city due to the relocation of many of the farmers from the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. We loaded a bus and...

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Dec 8, 2013 - Victoria Cruise Ship "Anna"

December 8, 2013 Today we took in our final stops in Beijing, then flew to Yichang, China to join a river cruise of the Yangtze River. In Beijing we went to a Buddhist Temple then to a shopping market. Finally arrived at the airport at 5pm. The flight was 2 hours and they served "dinner". Upon arrival in Yichang, we took a bus to the river and boarded the Victoria Cruise Ship "Anna". All of our tour guests were assigned to the fifth floor--executive suites. We were given a different dining room and different foods than the Chinese tourists...

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Jul 9, 2012 - The Three Gorges Dam

We arrived early at the top of the dam band disembarked to amity but warm morning. There was not a lot to see until we reached the far side of the dam but then w could appreciate the sheer scale of the construction. The tiered lock for ships was also on view which takes approximately 5 hours to get to. After a few hour on the bus we boarded our third night train of the trip for a 17 hour journey to Guilin

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My China Trip

May 5, 2012 - Three Gorges of Yangtze River

Dawn broke again to another cloudy and hazy day. Today, we transit the gorges. Fred joked it would be a gorgeous (gorges) day; there are some little patches of blue and wispy white clouds but not a day for photography. We enjoyed our buffet breakfast although all the food is starting to taste the same on the riverboat. We started our transit through the first of the Three Gorges, Qutang Xia. At just 5 miles, this is the shortest of the three. Steep walls rise up from the river and create the narrow 330-foot opening. Next, we would get off...

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Our Oriental Odyssey

Apr 9, 2012 - Yangtze River-Three Gorges Dam Site

Today we'll see the Three Gorges Dam and enter the Xiling Gorge while we're on the Yangtze River. Tonight is the Captain's welcome reception. ............................................................................................................................. 09Apr – Yangtze; 3 Gorges; Xiling Gorge; Captain’s Welcome On the Yangtze cruise, we have a daily included shore excursion. This year, with the new ship, we are also offered an option tour each day. Many of us chose to take advantage of the optional tours while others need...

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Women's China Tour

Aug 12, 2011 - ** Yunnan and Chongqing - Blog **

Yunnan province, south of China – set aside the Tibetan Himalayas on one side, Vietnam to the south and Sichuan to the East– we visited Kunming (briefly), en-route to Dali then Lijiang before heading to the highlight – Tiger Leaping Gorge. Turns out this was quite a popular route and it was the first time in China we really felt we were on the ‘backpacker trail’ - we saw the same 30 western tourists everywhere we went. Dali is touted as chilled-out travellers’ paradise and it’s obviously been that way for a while with lots of forty-plus...

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May 22, 2010 - Three Gorges Yangtse River Boat Cruise

The morning after the kareoke the night before, the private bus back to Xi'an train station after 3 hours sleep was a god send. And then the 300m walk from the bus to the station entrance wasn't. 300m my foot Leon. Then I was wheeling my back and go to the stairs going up and then down to the train platform, and this young Chinese lad insisted on carrying and wheeling my bag all the way to my carriage for me! I made sure Leon thanked him. So we all piled onto the train and went straight to bed! The train arrived in Yichang about 1am, where...

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Harriet's OE Journal

May 16, 2010 - Yangzi River Cruise

We are safe and sound aboard the "Yangzi Explorer" headed to the Three Gorges of the Yangzi River. The Yangze is the second longest river in the world. It is the lifeblood of China's trade with millions of tons of commercial traffic along its waters. But this River, like our familiar Mississippi, is also a source of great pain and tragedy due to the massive floods that have killed thousands of Chinese almost every decade. We are headed westward up stream for the next 4 days to see the largest dam project in the history of the...

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Apr 18, 2010 - Yangtze/ yichang

18th April Woke up whilst going through the first of the three gorges. Went out in pajamas and some people had climbed a ladder to the very roof of the boat for best views so we joined. Got harrassed by cameras pointed at us, thought we were quite good at avoiding it until one guy actually came over to show me the photos he had scammed of me! Zoomed in right on my face paparazzi style. He seemed realy chuffed with himself but it made me feel sick and I tried I make him realise that. Teansferrd to a smaller boat to begin our 5hr cruise...

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