Yangtze and Shibao Zhai Pagode – China Tour Part 13

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Leaving Chengdu at late afternoon, we took again the train to head to Chongquing. As Chongquing is one of the largest citys in the world (Chongquing area has around 30 million people), it was not a surprise, to leave the train, jump into the car – and wait in the traffic jam. Imagine, 6.000 people arrive at the same time – and they all want to leave the train station by car.

We were lucky, all other passengers had the same issue and our ship waited for us.

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At 11 pm the ship left the harbor and we finally saw Chongquing at night

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And the Chongquing opera

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For geotagging the photos, that means to have an information where you took which picture and also to have the track as GPS track, I started my GPS Tracker Columbus V-900 GPS Datenlogger
This GPS is really accurate and finds the position in a few seconds. The battery power is amazing…

So as you can see, our ship, MS Century Star, was luckily one of the better ones.

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You can’t compare the cocktails to a lounge quality, but not bad at all

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The next morning started with a Chinese breakfast, which means essentially rice and dishes but also with a beautiful view:

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Interesting graveyards

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Before we arrive at the Shibao Zhai pagode, I made a tour through the ship:

Gambling room:

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Catwalk room and cinema:

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The floors (they look better than in reality…)

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The upper decks:

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And our ship as a whole bunch of steel:

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That’s our bathroom, where I washed my shirts on a daily basis 🙂 Very high humidity, rain, sun, etc. you have to wash your shirts daily. Here is my recommendation for the ultimative Shirt:
SALEWA Herren Hemd Isortoq Dry M Short Sleeve Shirt

Very light but warm and dry in a few minutes, anti-mosquito and funky color. Go for it

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So finally arrived at the Shibao Zhai

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It seems as I have a faible for bridges…

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The way back to the ship some were working

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Some were sleeping

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The next day is the gorge day… coming up soon

Check out my backpacking list:


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