Travel Itinerary For The Next China Trip

Because I’m free, I’ve made a 2-week or maybe more schedule aka itinerary for the next year trip to China, from Wuhan I’ll see the cherry blossoms, then go to visit Wudang Mountains, Shennongjia, the Three Gorges Dam; then I’ll be in Chongqing to see karst in Wulong; I’ll stop by in Xi’an of Shaanxi province to visit the ancient city, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor; I’ll arrive in Son Tay to see the ancient citadel of Pingyao, the Loess Plateau near Hunyuan, Yungang Grottoes, Mount Wutai; last but not least, I’ll pay a visit to Henan to see Yinxu in Anyang, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang citadel, Shaolin Temple, the Yellow Emperor Palace in Zhengzhou, and Kaifeng city. At the end of the schedule, I will return home from Wuhan. In short, this is called Hubei – Chongqing – Shaanxi – Shanxi – Henan journey.
Haiz, but the search for return ticket to Wuhan turned out nothing available. Maybe while I’m waiting for normal travel to resume, the schedule will be up to 30 days?

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JANUARY 31, 2020

Có một số việc không phải nhìn thấy hy vọng mới kiên trì, mà là kiên trì mới sẽ thấy hy vọng.
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有些事情不是看到希望才去坚持,而是坚持了才会看到希望。
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At times you don’t choose to hold on because there is hope; you hold on, so there is hope.

P.s.: Picture taken in Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan, Hubei, China in 2019.

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JANUARY 23, 2020

Hy vọng tất cả mọi người đều khỏe mạnh a, đợi đến khi thời tiết ấm lại, tình hình bệnh dịch tiêu tán, tôi muốn đến Vũ Hán, Thần Nông Giá và núi Võ Đang ngắm hoa anh đào được không?
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希望大家都健健康康的啊, 等到天气回暖, 疫情消散的时候, 我想来武汉和神农架和武当山看樱花好吗?
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I hope everyone is healthy. When the weather turns warm and the epidemic dissipates, I want to come to Wuhan, Shennongjia and Wudang Mountains to see the cherry blossoms ok?

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Hunan – Hubei, Day 6: Wuhan And Flying Home

This was the last day of my trip. I visited three sites of Wuhan called Yellow Crane Tower (which was made famous by poetry), Hubei Provincial Museum, and East Lake.

Two hours at Yellow Crane Tower seemed like a waste of time. I’d prefer more time at Wulingyuan or Fenghuang Old Town.

I liked the visit to the museum which made me understand more about the Chinese culture. Though I saw so many Chinese students around the beverage vending machines than in the showrooms.

After that, I had a chance to go around East Lake. Unlike Jingzhou, the minibus took all of us around the lake for 30 mins. As I thought out loud that the driver was handsome, my tour group kept joking about me and him. Though he was 9 years younger, he said I looked like 27 haha. We talked a bit. He asked if I was a Malaysian (?) And after a stop, when I switched to the seat next to him, he nicely started a small conversation with me. He asked which city I was from and if it was near the beach. Ashin said that 521 was better than 520. I couldn’t agree more.

After 3 flights with China Southern Airlines this time, I somehow felt that their service was worse than 10 years ago. We had to wait for a while on board and they didn’t give us any water to drink. I even had a meal before the plane departed 10 years ago.

After midnight, I’d be home safe and sound.

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Hunan – Hubei, Day 5: Historical Jingzhou And Walking Street Of Jianghan Road

We departed Changde, Hunan for Jingzhou, Hubei in the morning. In this historical city, we had a chance to go around the wall on an electric car and it was a great ride even though some of us disliked it.

Two members of our group decided that they would do some cosplaying. One dressed as an ancient girl, and one dressed as an ancient general.

The the tour bus took us to Wuhan. After dinner, we walked to see the busiest district called Jianghan. The walking street was filled with branded stores and even a night market. We had some fun here. I also tried the fruit tea of a chain milk tea store called Idrink.

I found that today was May 20 which was kind of a Valentine’s Day in China because 520 in Chinese sounded like ‘I love you.’ Today would have been worse if my friend and I hadn’t made fun of the day. We even took a sweet picture with the Chinese intern guide.

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