Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 12 Fengdu New Town

I guess they were running out of things to show us. They took us to a little shopping center where we watched this little kid zip around the walkways over and over, oblivious of any of us. Second photo: some people tried out the exercise equipment.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 12 Fengdu New Town

The new friends help one another get safely across the road. Last photo: they really love the peace sign.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 12 Fengdu

Fengdu is also known as the "City of Ghosts" for its significance in Chinese mythology. Ironically it has literally become a ghost town, as most of its residents have been relocated due to the rising river level. Despite this fact, it's our next stop on our tour. Today we had the choice to either see Snow Jade Cave or visit Fengdu New Town. It was built as a result of the Three Gorges Dam project and has grown to become a thriving cultural and economic center in the span of only a few years. James, my mom and I did the city tour, while my dad ventured into the caves. We were treated to a show by the local senior citizens. Some of the tour members took part in the festivities.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 11 Shibaozhai

More interesting items for sale and one stray kitty.