Monthly Archives: August 2006

World Trip 2006: Day 148: Chongqing to Yangzhou, China

Wednesday 23 August 2006 Highlights: Striking landscape After our last included meal of the trip (all cruise meals were included), we left the Ferry for our travels to Yangzhou.   We caught a flight on Xiamen Airlines from Chongqing to … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 147 – Yangtze River, China

Tuesday 22 August 2006 Highlights: Visiting a Ghost Town, Leisurely cruise Today we got a chance to visit a “Ghost Town”.   Basically this is a town with different temples.   It is called a ghost town as it is … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 146 – Yangtze River, China

Monday 21 August 2006 Highlights: Little Three Gorges, Hanging coffins The highlight of today was easily a visit to the “Little Three Gorges” and area that before 2003 was not really possible to visit due to low water levels.   … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 145 – Yichang and Yangtze River, China

Sunday 20 August 2006 Highlights: Difficult overnight Train, Boarding Victoria 2 (cruise) Well the overnight trip to Yichang could not have really been worse.   The train itself was very old however we managed to get the windows open which … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 144 – Luoyang, China

Saturday 19 August 2006 Highlights: Longmen Grottos, White Horse Temple, the Smiling Buddha Another incredible day this time in Luoyang.   China just keeps on coming with memorable moments worth cherishing, today I got to see both the Longmen Grottos … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 143 – Xi’an to Luoyang, China

Friday 18 August 2006 Highlights: Xi’an Great Mosque Today I visited the Great Mosque in Xi’an before our afternoon departure to Luoyang starting with a walk around the many local markets of Xi’an  (they had Saddam Hussein playing cards from … Continue reading

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