Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Hubei, China

Apr 4, 2011 - Three Gorges - Yichang - Wuhan - A dam good view

We need to be up early this morning to visit the Three Gorges Dam Project, a massive dam across the Yangtze River. There are currently 26 700mw turbines, with a further 6 under construction inside the mountain. Our bus takes us to a viewing platform where we can see the docks we came through the night before. We also see the construction of a “ship lift” that will take vessels up to 3,000 tonnes from the top of the dam to the bottom in just 30 minutes, that is moving one hell of a lot of water in one hell of a hurry! The inevitable hawkers...

Jump to full entry

Apr 3, 2011 - Fengjie - Three Gorges - live streaming

It was still dark when we docked at Fengjie. There was a lot of rocking back and forth, and a lot of racket as we docked. Some passengers have opted to play in the rain on an optional tour of the White Emperor City. We stay on board to check out the sights (those that we could see). There is quite a big rise and fall in the river level here, a sign of how much the dam project affects the area, and it is now very clear why the floating docks are so prevalent in these parts. It is still wet with a lot of low cloud, we doubt we will see any...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


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...

Jump to full entry

Apr 20, 2010 - Wuhan

20th April Got up late. After saying bye to Tom (sob) we decided we should stop moaping and go and see what the Wuhan hype was about. Afrer navigating a bus and a ferry (would be so cool to have to cath the ferry to work) we realised that it was for nightlife, was full of bars and ropey looking clubs (one of which was just called 'club') The air was full of moisture and made us feel sticky and horrible, he fog was actually unreal  but i get the impression thats normal. There was also a building which said beach conservation, we jad a walk...

Jump to full entry

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...

Jump to full entry

Apr 17, 2010 - Need for Speed - Wuhan to Shanghai

Before I will continue to give a depiction of our stay in Wuhan, just one little culinary experience we made in Yichang waiting on the bus to Wuhan to depart. Actually we were only looking for a decent toilette and thought the best place to find one would be in one of the restaurants. So we walked around the streets near the bus station to find a place to have lunch. Not knowing that the staff could not speak English we ended up in a hot pot-restaurant, confronted with an Excel sheet full of ingredients to choose for our hot pot. Of course...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Peter's World Tour

Apr 16, 2010 - Yangtze Cruise

13-16. April 2010 The Yangtze Cruise was amazing. At first we were afraid, lest we might have picked the wrong ship to do the cruise with, but it turned out to be the ideal one. We had different alternatives to do the cruise with big price differences. The cheapest version would have been to go with a Chinese cruise ship with no meals and sightseeing activities included (you would have even had to pay a fee to go on the top deck…). Then there were all-inclusive packages of Chinese cruise ships and foreign (western) cruise ships with...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Peter's World Tour

Mar 7, 2010 - Three Gorges Dam, then on to Yichang, and to Wuhan.

We had another early breakfast today, to give us time to get to the Three Gorges Dam. And today was still misty, but not nearly as bad as the last time I was here. So, yes, I actually got to see the dam!! It is a pretty awesome sight, as it is so big, and such an engineering feat. We did learn such a lot about the dam, the costing, and the benefits to the people down stream, which is what we were told, is the primary reason for the dam in the first place. When we got back to the ship, it was time to pack, and to get our suitcases out into...

Jump to full entry

Oct 30, 2009 - Xiangfan - Staying with the Wang family

Hi friends and family Well we are finally in a mega internet cafe in the basement of a department store which has taken us half the morning to find. Any we are now actually in Xi'an but this entry will be about our time in Xiangfan staying with our Sister in law's family. We travelled up by bullet train - 2 hours. Smooth ride, comfortable and interesting watching the farming scenes going past. How come we can't do this in Oz? The slow train (a la Oz time) takes 5 hours. As you would expect very intense farming and as we travelled north the...

Jump to full entry

Oct 23, 2009 - Report from Wuhan

Hi everyone Well a brief email from me to add to John's below. Today we visited the Wuhan Provincial museum and were totally bowled over by the a series of rooms displaying the contents from the tomb of the Marquis of Ji, a lord from around this area who was buried with all the goods he needed for his travels to the next world including a panoply of cauldrons, musical instruments, tables, weapons, armour, chariots, AND... 13 women and one dog. Fantastic display model of the tomb looking down on it. This was from around 700-400BC. I think...

Jump to full entry

Sep 26, 2009 - Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise

Our boat actually stayed put last night as this morning we got off again to visit the Three Gorges dam. We had a great local guide, Laura, who lives in the new city of Zigui. Like many other cities along the Yangtze her old city is now underwater and she was relocated to a brand new city above the 175 metre watermark. She explained how she and her family are much better off, with a bigger place that they only had to pay the difference for the extra square metres of the new place. She did say that her grandparents were quite sad to leave,...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com