First day on the Yangtze - Day #12 September 13th 2005 Monday, September 12, 2005 Weather: Hazy in the morning but clearing later. Temps: Hot.
The Century Sky sailed promptly at 7:00 a.m. on the busy Yangtze River. There is a lot of commercial traffic on this river and many other cruise ships. The Century Sky is by any measure the newest and nicest ship on the river. During the morning hours we cruised the river above the Gorges and had a run ... read more
Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
We are a retired American couple in our early 70's who enjoy traveling the world and seeing new and exciting cultures. We have visited all 7 continents and about 75 countries. We live in Maryland during the summer and Florida (snowbirds!) during the winter. Unfortunately, due to a heart attack on Christmas morning of 2007 our desires to be locked into a long aluminum tube for hours on end has waned. It looks like our days of international travel have come to an end. We are so happy that we had the opportunity to see so much when we were able. Now we will sit back and enjoy the blogs of o... full info