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.
At 11 pm the ship left the harbor and we finally saw Chongquing at night
And the Chongquing opera
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.
You can’t compare the cocktails to a lounge quality, but not bad at all
The next morning started with a Chinese breakfast, which means essentially rice and dishes but also with a beautiful view:
Before we arrive at the Shibao Zhai pagode, I made a tour through the ship:
Catwalk room and cinema:
The floors (they look better than in reality…)
The upper decks:
And our ship as a whole bunch of steel:
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
So finally arrived at the Shibao Zhai
It seems as I have a faible for bridges…
The way back to the ship some were working
Some were sleeping
The next day is the gorge day… coming up soon
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