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On board the boat

This was taken when EVERYONE on our boat left to do a tour of the 3 little gorges that we didn't pay for. We were alone on the boat for 6 hours, bored and very hot!
The Three Gorges

July 12th 2009
We left 'The Johns' air conditioned apartment into the near 40 degree heat of Chongqing along with the other Irish couple and a couple from Quebec. Accompanied by our Chinese guide we headed to the ferry terminal all a little exicted and nervous to see the 'cruise ship' that would be our home for the next while. On arrival at the terminal we were greeted ,surprisingly, with sight of two familiar ... read more
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