Monthly Archives: April 2017

Yichang to Jingdezhen

A long day driving. Leaving Yichang at 7am we drove over 700 kms arriving at the hotel in Jingdezhen a little after 5. The first thing we noticed on the outskirts of the town were the blue and white ceramic

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Wushan to Yichang

Today was a drive this morning of over 200 kms and then visit the 3 Gorges dam.  As we drove into the area we had to receive special permits to take the cars into  the area. This took some time

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Today we were able to sleep in and instead of waking and being ready to leave at 8am we were able to leisurely go down to breakfast at 8.15. Was lovely! Wushan is on the Yangzi River so the obvious

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Chongqing to Wushan

Today was a driving day . The morning was wet and this made for less than desirable driving conditions. We drove along the motorway and had morning tea at a service area. Lunch was fantastic as we drove off the

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Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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