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Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing April 23rd 2014

We awoke following our fifth night on the Viking Emerald for what might be the normal gloom of disembarkation day; but, in our case our vacation is not over with nearly half of the major highlights still ahead of us. We settled our shipboard account and paid tips by credit card. Unfortunately, after paying the tour account, my bank declined the lesser bill for tips, no doubt wary of two back to back transactions in China. Fortunately, we each had two different credit cards with us, and Sharon’s card covered the tips. We also picked up the DVD for our cruise; which, Sharon is delighted since it captures me doing the hokey pokey in my red “Expedition Everest” hat. Arnold’s group is the last to leave the ship today, and our bags didn’t need to be ... read more
John and his ostrich (closest we could find to an emu)
red panda

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing October 27th 2013

Up at 6 am. A long day ahead. Another less than spectacular buffet breakfast, them hotel checkout. On the road by 7:30 We are driving east from Chengdu to Chongqing to begin our cruise on the Yangtze, stopping along the way at the Dazu rock carvings. Our journey starts on major highways and then shifts to smaller two-lane and surprisingly narrow highways with no shoulder. Our driver, whom we nickname Horatio Hornblower for his almost constant use of his horn, is somewhat of a lunatic. We should already know that it is better not to watch the roads as we're driving, but we gasp as Horatio whizzes by bikes and old ladies with inches to spare. Just hang on and look at the floor. We have two rest stops along the way, each with a small ... read more
Ancient rock carvings, Dazu, China
Ancient rock carvings, Dazu, China
City centre with Liberation Monument, Chongqing, China

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing June 10th 2013

I thought I would post one last set of photos of some pictures from around Yongchuan, Chongqing and a trip a couple of weeks ago to Dalian. See you all back in B.C. in a few weeks!... read more
Some Sculptures in the Park
Old Buildings & Corn...Only in China
Food Cart..yummy? Yes! Botulism? Probably!

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing May 11th 2013

Just a few pictures that I took before going on holidays.... read more
And the bevvies after
mmmmm Bunny Heads!
Bunny Soup

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing April 12th 2013

The megalopilis of Chongqing (68 km and anywhere from a 70 minute to 4 hour drive depending on the day) is pretty interesting to tour around and see. It is definitely authentic China and not very 'Westernized'. Here are just a few pics of some places I have gone to on weekends recently.... read more
Cool Sculpture
Across the River


Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing April 12th 2013

I went on about a 4 hour bike ride to go to and from a local attractions...Bamboo Sea and Tea Mountain... read more
Description of the Area
Tea Plantation

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing April 10th 2013

Since I am spending most of my days at work, why not put some photos of work and school?... read more
ESL at Elementary
In Front of Elementary School
Energy for the Little Ones

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing March 11th 2013

I have been thinking that I have put a whole bunch of posts of places around Asia that I have visited but not many about my own back yard...So, the next 2 months will be about taking photos around here. Especially, since it is warmer here and it is easier to get out and about. I will try to send photos that will give you a sense of the incredible scale of construction that is happening in Yongchuan and I am sure in most of China. the feel of the gritty streets and the pastoral landscapes that are only a bike ride away. Over the past week I have been out walking in the afternoons and evening more (and remembering to take my camera). On Sunday, I went for a 3 hour bike ride and tried ... read more
New Town from a Distance
Sunday in Yongchuan
Pagoda at Night

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing January 12th 2013

A way to celebrate the success of the first and BBQ of course.... read more
The Beer Starts to Flow
Those Aren't Pillows!
Coolest Secretary

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing December 6th 2012

A couple more photos from Chongqing...the largest city in the world (yes, you read it right 33 million people) And this week, we went to the 15th anniversary for the Canadian Consulate in Chongqing. Got to the meet the Canadian Ambassador to China and the Consul General from Chongqing.... read more
The Whole Crew
Performance Rehearsal

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