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The Chongqing Days: A Sunny Day in Guanyinqiao

I had read it many times before ever arriving; Chongqing was notorious for its grey skies.  Optimists attribute this to the city’s surrounding mountains trapping the humidity and clouds overhead.  More cynical folks brush it off as constant pollution.  In… Continue Reading →

Week in Pictures 20.06.2015

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Week in Pictures 30.05.2015

A photo per day for a week posted on Facebook and Twitter.  This week is snippets of daily life in Chongqing      

The Chongqing Days: World’s Longest Escalator?

  Several months ago, I read a vague claim that Chongqing was home to the longest escalator in the world.  An obscure claim to fame to be sure, but quirky enough to look into.  Further research told me it was… Continue Reading →

Hats

This raggedy leather cap is one I was handed down from an Irish traveller in Bangkok that has since worked its way into my normal travel gear.  Apparently having changed hands a couple times before him, as Gavan had no… Continue Reading →

Ephemeral

Normally, I don’t like taking photographs of people.  It’s awkward when they notice you viewing them quickly from the outside, and even more so when you go up and attempt asking permission to take pictures of them. Somewhere in between… Continue Reading →

The Chongqing Days: People’s Great Hall, People’s Spitting Ground

  The act of spitting is commonplace in China. Easily within your first 24 hours anywhere in the country, you’ll hear the noise of someone loudly collecting every drop of available moisture in their mouth and throat before forcibly expelling… Continue Reading →

The Chongqing Days: Jialing Park and its Oddly Deep Mistranslated Signs

Green space is an uncommon sight inside the city of Chongqing.  Despite being a city built on rocky and hilly terrain, it has adapted with stairs up cliffs, 13-storey pedestrian walkways, and tunnels everywhere.  With all this odd construction in… Continue Reading →

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