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  • Oct10

    Jingzhou City Wall

    October 10, 2019 in China ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Three friends who lived about the time of Jesus became so close that they claimed each other as brothers. Fortune shined upon them, and they became very successful. Eventually one declared himself to be the governor of this area. He built an earthen wall for defense. Around 1600 AD the emperor covered it with brick and stone. Now it is the focal point of a lovely park. The city converted it into a shimmering lake where residents come to revel in its beauty.Read more

  • Oct11

    Three Gorges Dam

    October 11, 2019 in China ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    On a rainy Friday afternoon we visited the Three Gorges Dam, touted by the Chinese government to be the largest in the world. And it is, sort of. Though it is neither the longest nor the tallest, it contains the largest number of turbines (32) and produces more electricity than any other dam in the world. Begun in the 1980’s and finished in 2008, the dam is a wonder of engineering. Another wonder is how the project was approved. Requiring a two-thirds majority in the national legislature, the proposal to build the dam received a majority vote of 68%. Once the vote was completed, the Chinese government went ahead without wasting any time. Some problems were simply solved on the fly. The complex also contains a five-stage set of locks that raise or lower ships 300 meters to continue their journey on the river. Our ship will pass through these locks tonight. Whatever one may say about the communist government of China, once it decides to complete a project, it does not delay. From an engineer’s perspective, the structure is beautiful. It takes its place with four other dams on the Yangtze River to provide China with clean energy and to control the annual flooding of the river.Read more

  • Oct8

    China's Ancient Treasures

    October 8, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Upon arriving at the Wu Han Provincial Museum, the first thing one notices is the building itself. Although it is a modern structure, it is built according to the style of the Han dynasty (1-400 AD). It is a lovely, symmetrical building housing the most valuable historic treasures of the People’s Republic of China. The most amazing part of the collection consists of artifacts from the burial site of Marquis Yi, who lived in the fifth century BC. Some notable exhibits showed a wine cooler chilled by ice, as well as the world’s first insulated ice box. One noteworthy exhibit showed glass beads and trinkets from the Middle East. From these scholars have concluded that there was a much more robust communication between China and the West during ancient times than previously believed. The most amazing exhibit displays a huge set of musical bronze bells. For hundreds of years the West has come to believe that all oriental music is based on the pentatonic scale. The bells of Marquis Yi, however, contain a twelve-tone scale complete with sharps and flats. Each bell produces two different tones, depending upon where the musician strikes it. This bell set is played by eight musicians. The players of the Marquis were buried with him when he died. Their eight skeletons, along with the chance discovery of an illustration showing the bells being played, revealed the manner in which this instrument was used. The original bells are rarely played. Their last performance occurred at the opening of the Bei Jing Olympics in 2008. An exact copy of these bell is played in concert every afternoon. We heard a performance of pieces ranging from ancient music through Beethoven’s Ode to Joy this afternoon in the museum ‘s modern and beautiful concert hall.Read more

  • Day7

    Three Gorges Dam

    March 30, 2019 in China ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Heading on a rainy day to the Dam. On a bus where I can’t hear the local Guide. Not good. Talking about his relatives selling oranges through WeChat and online. Oranges are big in this area

    This Dam is 6x the size of the Hoover Dam, the largest hydroelectric project ever attempted by man Many people were relocated to make room for this. Well over a 1.4 million people had to be relocated all over China. For a whole lot more info on the Dam check out this link - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2006/06/china-three-gorges-dam-how-big/

    This was definitely a day for muckers rained solid all day which made it hard for pics. Enormous number of people. On an avg day - 10,000. Highest number - 43000. I can’t imagine.

    Pics are going to be very hard to upload. Connection speeds for uploads are abysmal
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  • Day137

    2nd most beautiful place in China

    January 16, 2019 in China ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    Zhangjiajie is the best (naturally) but the mountains covered with bits of snow with curvy roads and no tourists were extremely pleasurable. (Maybe it was more the company dunno haha). Had the pleasure of drinking heated coke haha and seeing a carrot the size of my head🤤! Love the cooked onion 😍!Read more

  • Day113

    The English Corner

    December 23, 2018 in China ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    I mean to be honest who doesn't like watching movies for free in a warm classroom very close to the dormatory on Sunday evening?☺️ Everyone does! But surprisingly the number of interested people isn't too many! This was definitely not a place to learn English for me but definitely worth going here just to meet some chill kids who are really curious totally to foreigners!🙂 The movie 'Searching' was quite different from the other movies and really fun! Nerds are def smarter than detectives :D!
    Woooow so many pictures! The confident Chinese kid Leooo, Mr.Skywalker, Oh boy oh boy the image of success in Africa, Ping Pang Qiu 🙂 and Ms.Handsome!
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  • Day121

    A new year (Chinese style)

    December 31, 2018 in China ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    First time in Wuhan was it so crowded 😂! Beautiful snow, fun to dodge snowballs until one hits you of course! The usual KTV with nothing too different. Then it took about an hour to get to the escape room which was quite complicated 😶 (hard to understand Chinese clues) and food was great! :D They finally seem to be opening up 🙂.Read more

  • Day136

    Getting closer to a village

    January 15, 2019 in China ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    Feels like an eternity staying in another part of Hubei on the outskirts of Wuhan. It's hard to stay awake in the high speed train (speed seems directly proportional to the feeling of sleepiness). The family today of Lee Yue (Nicole) was so different from the previous one.Read more

  • Day11

    Yichang to Shanghai

    August 19, 2019 in China ⋅ ☁️ 35 °C

    Early in the morning, everyone left to go see the 3 gorges dam, instead we were picked up by Adam (real name Zou) who took us to the airport. We stopped briefly to see the dam (very unfortunate to miss it, we are raising it with the agency). The flight was late and we reached Shanghai by 3.30. this terrible lady called Gisella (not really) arrived late to pick us up, day us in a car, opened her purse to take out 110 RMB as compensation for missed trip to the ram and missed lunch. I told her to forget it, that the equivalent of 12 Euro was ridiculous and told her to change the program for the next day. She had planned for us to spend the day in a bus travelling from 1 place to the next and had not booked the museum. I insisted on museum and changed the whole schedule around to make the in between times more efficient. Plus asked her to pick us up at 8 and not 9 to avoid the rush at the have budda Temple.
    She was quite miffed and left annoyed. I was more about when I saw that we did not have a room..
    After she left we rushed to the take market where we spent about an hour, Robbie bought a phone and I bought a tea set, rushed back to the hotel then took a taxi to the Bund where I had booked a table for 9.45 pm at Lost Heaven on the Bund. The others meanwhile arrived by train and we had an enjoyable evening.
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  • Day21

    Weg zum Yangtze

    August 29, 2016 in China ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Nach der Besichtigung des Museums geht es direkt zum Flughafen.

    Heute können wir problemlos einchecken, es gibt nur einige kurze Nachfragen der Security zum aufgegebenen Gepäck. Fast pünktlich fliegen wir also in Xi'an ab. Fliegen knapp 2 Stunden und landen dann in Wuhan.

    Wuhan liegt am Ostsee, einem der größten Seen Chinas. Wuhan ist eine Industriestadt. Zum Beispiel gibt es hier ein wichtiges Werk von ThyssenKrupp. Außerdem werden hier in der Gegend aufgrund der Wasserreichheit, Fische, Krebse und Muscheln gezüchtet. Auch Lotusfelder können wir vom Bus aus sehen. Der Drei-Schluchten-Staudamm im Hochlauf der Yangtze wurde extra gebaut, um Wuhan vor den alljährlichen Überschwemmungen zu bewahren.

    Außerdem sehen wir die ChangHan-Ebene. Ein wichtiges Gebiet, das aufgrund seiner Fruchtbarkeit und des subtropischen Klimas, ein wichtiger Reislieferant für China ist. Noch heute werden die Felder teilweise mit Wasserbüffeln bewirtschaftet. Theoretisch könnte man sogar 3 Ernten pro Jahr einfahren, dies wird allerdings zugunsten der Erhaltung des Bodens unterlassen.

    Von hier aus fahren wir mit dem Bus nach Yinching, wo das Yangtze-Schiff auf uns wartet.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Hubei Sheng, Hubei, Хубей, Chu-pej, Province de Hubei, חוביי, 湖北省, 후베이 성, Хубэй, خۇبېي ئۆلكىسى, Hồ Bắc, 湖北

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