Monthly Archives: June 2013

15 April 2013

We begin our journey home today.

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14 April 2013 – Sunday, Shanghai, China

Today we visit Old Shanghai, a silk carpet factory and the Shanghai Museum.  We’re staying at the Fairmont Peace Hotel directly across the street from the Bund, Shanghai’s beautiful and iconic river walk.  This evenings acrobat performance is a real treat. … Continue reading

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13 April 2013 – Saturday, Wuhan & Shanghai, China

Sailing through the night we dock this morning at Wuhan.  Here we leave our river boat After disembarking we tour the Wuhan Museum and a bronze bell concert before flying to Shanghai.  After dinner we view Shanghai’s Bund from the … Continue reading

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12 April 2013 – Friday, Jingzhou, China

We cruised through the night and this morning we arrived at Jingzhou.  We visited one of several schools sponsored by Viking River Cruises and met some of the local children.  After lunch the boat continues down the Yangtze. All the … Continue reading

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11 April 2013 – Thursday, Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world.  The dam’s interpretive center explains how the project came about and what it means to the Chinese people and the Yangtze River.  All the best, Wayne & Dianne

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10 April 2013 – Wednesday, Qutang & Wu Gorges, Lesser Three Gorges

Cruising through the gorges is magnificent.  The dramatic scenery rises up on either side of the ship.  It’s hard to imagine how even more breath taking this was before the dam was built and the water level raised around 300 … Continue reading

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9 April 2013 – Tuesday Shibaozhai, China

We’ve spent our first night on this beautiful boat and now we’re cruising on the Yangtze River.  The passing scenery is delightful.  After lunch we visit the 12 story Shibaozhai Temple built in 1650.  The view from the top is … Continue reading

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8 April 2013 – Monday Chongqing, China

A drive through the dramatic countryside brings us to the Dazu Stone Carvings.  This World Heritage site has thousands of statues and scenes carved into the natural stone of the mountainsides.  These carvings date back to the 7th century A.D.  … Continue reading

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7 April 2013 – Sunday Lijiang to Chongqing, China

We spend the morning walking around Old Town then check our of our hotel and fly to Chongqing. All the best, Wayne & Dianne

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6 April 2013 – Saturday Lijiang, China

We spent the day exploring the 800 year Old Town of Lijiang.  It is an ancient and beautiful city.  The narrow streets are full of life.  There are hundreds of shops and eateries to explore.  The picturesque canals blend well … Continue reading

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