Chongqing

What to do when you get to a city that you barely know anything about, isn't set up for a tourist in the least, hardly anyone speaks English, and your only purpose it to buy a ticket to the next destination? Well, that is basically my situation, friends. And what I chose to do is what I pretty much always do in a new town: walk.

So I went walking. Chongquin is set up kind of like, dare I say it, NYC. There is the downtown area that is quite similar to Manhattan. It is seperated from the rest of the town by two huge rivers. This little plot of land, however, is quite hilly. Atop the biggest hill, there is quite a nice little park. People were out in droves dancing, gambling, and playing mahjong. It also offered quite the views, not that there is much to see through all the smog.

The evening found me at a Time Square of sorts. The lights and people reminded me that this is the biggest city I've never heard of.

Oh, and for those of you who have been digging on the food info: here's the skinny. For lunch, I had a bowl full of potstickers (again). This time, they were made right before my eyes (wontons rolled on site and everything). For dinner, it was fried rice noodles with beef and a McDonald's ice cream cone for dessert.
Thursday November 2 2006File under: China, travel

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on Thu 02nd Nov, 2006 03:01 pm UTC Anna said:
That's some good lookin' food!
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on Thu 02nd Nov, 2006 03:56 pm UTC Jule said:
You eat a lot of crosswords! good source of fiber and ink. is that a samuri warrior in the potsticker picture?
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on Fri 05th Jan, 2007 01:05 am UTC Aunt JANET said:
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME. I'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME A VISIT ME IN SUNNY Florida I'm having a great time enjoying the bay, gulf sandy beaches, each day when I get up I say "enother day in parasdise" come see me sometime and bring your mom along.
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