Published: May 14th 2008May 14th 2008
A photo of the earthquake
This photo shows the devistation of the 7.9 quake that hit the Sichuan province close to where we were staying.
Hi Everyone. We are still alive and well. Luckly we were on a boat on the Yangzi River when the earthquake hit so we didnt feel a thing!, although we were slightly worried that the Three Gorges Dam may collapse!. We were very close to the epicentre.
Unfortunatly right now we are in the centre of it all in Chongqing (SICHUAN PROVINCE) and trying to arrange transport out of here to Xian since the military seem to be taking over the hotels, etc.
All communications are being blocked by the Chinese government so I cant get access to my Hotmail or Facebook. This seems to be the only way I can get a message out. We didnt even have access to the news in English until thismorning so we were unaware of how bad the situation was!
If we hadnt got delayed back in Hong Kong, we would have been in Chengdu when the earthquake hit, now theres a scary thought. It looks serious there! A more detailed blog to follow....
if you need to contact us, I can access the messages posted on here but may not be able to reply.
Daz & Glyn