We had a busy weekend in Chongqing before setting off for England on Monday morning. We caught an Uber style taxi to the airport thanks to Della for ordering and paying, then the flight to Beijing, then changed to our flight to London. I didn't get a photo, but we boarded from the tarmac at … Continue reading To East Croydon by plane and very slow airport bus
Today Stephen was feeling a bit better. We took a hop on hop off bus ride around the local area, hopping off at the convergence of the Yangtze and Jiang Rivers at Chaotianmen. There is a major construction going on at the site and we had to find beauty where we could, taking in the … Continue reading Choatianmen
We arrived in Chongqing yesterday afternoon. It was 36 degrees and our taxi driver dropped us off about 700 metres from the hotel. That doesn't sound a lot, but dragging all our stuff in the heat was pretty trying. When we arrived we were told that our water (2 bottles a day as standard in … Continue reading Dao da Chongqing
For my readers, I have added some photos to the last two posts, plus adding The Humble Tourist photo to the Suzhou post. The featured photo for this post is of the concert hall in Nanjing.
We are staying quite near the the Olympic Stadium. That's where we went for our evening walk and had some dumplings at a small restaurant. We bought bananas and yogurt to take back to the hotel. It was a relief to be in air conditioning again.
Today was the last day of the tour. A trip to the Great Wall was planned, and until this morning, we were going. Unfortunately we are having a heat wave at the moment, with today forecast to reach 35 degrees. The actual tour of the wall was to take place at about 1.30 p.m., just … Continue reading End of the group travel experience
Yesterday morning we went on one of the choir organised tours to the Humble Administrator's Garden. It was as beautiful as we remembered from our visit here 10 years ago, but so crowded that it was difficult to get a sense of peace, which we imagine was what was originally intended. It was a sunny … Continue reading Suzhou: Humble Administrator’s Garden