Upriver to Chongqing.

After our visit to Fengdu, the Ghost City we boarded our ship for the final leg of our cruise – the journey upstream to Chongqing. It was a chance to sit back, relax and watch the river traffic.

01 River craft

02 River craft

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That evening we enjoyed the Captain’s Farewell Banquet followed by entertainment provided by the crew who proved they were good at multitasking. They had all been superb throughout the cruise.

11 Jasmine

It was time for a last look at the Yangtze before we sailed on through the night.

05 End of the day

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Next morning we had an early Wake-up call before disembarking at Chongqing at 8.00am .Chongqing was quite hilly and unlike Beijing we saw hardly any bikes. There were lots of porters with their poles and ropes. Some were carrying heavy loads.

14 Heavy load

One lighter load which made us smile was a home made baby carrier.

19 Baby carrier18 Heavy load

The market was very busy with fruit sellers and people cooking.

16 Street vendor17 Chongqing street vendor

15 Cooking

Were not always sure what exactly was being prepared, but as our guide said.”The Chinese will eat anything with legs, except a table and anything with wings except an aeroplane”

We passed a shop where outside there were cages containing dogs and cats. I hope it was the pet shop!

20 Pet shop21 Pet shop

Later we went to the zoo. There were lots of people there enjoying the open space.

22 Exercise in the park27

But of course the main exhibit was the Giant Panda, the symbol of China.

Later in the afternoon we flew to Xian for the next stage of our adventure.

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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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2 Responses to Upriver to Chongqing.

  1. Marilyn says:

    Great pictures,Alan. I remember being fascinated by the porters.

  2. Doreen Thomas says:

    Super pictures, Alan.

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