Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chongqing

Okay, last post for today...

We know we will be traveling to the city of Chongqing (formerly Chungking) to adopt our daughter. As you can read on Wikipedia or any other source, it is a large city surrounded by an even larger municipality with a great deal of history. It is on the Yangtze River above the Three Gorges Dam. From what I've read, the area is known for some good food, too (and I'm not talking about Chun King!)

So, here's where our readers come in. I'd love to have anyone who knows about this area tell us what you would recommend we see or do while in Chongqing. Keep in mind that we won't be going far from the hotel, and tourism is decidedly not the purpose of the trip. From our previous experience, though, we will probably have a few opportunities (perhaps as much as 3-4 hours at a time) to see some sights when we are not taking care of paperwork or meeting officials to finalize various pieces of the adoption process. After all, if you have a fussy baby, better to be out walking around and exploring than enclosed by four walls of a hotel room!

Any suggestions welcome!

2 comments:

Colored With Memories said...

i'm sure rumors of good food are welcome!

jerry spent 3 weeks in china a few years ago...i'll ask him if he was anywhere near there...

thanks for putting me on your blog list...i'll add you guys to mine as well if that is alright...

Jerry Gibson said...

We are excited and prayerful for your journey and this special occasion. You've not tasted hot until you've had Hot Pot. I recommend it as long as you don’t want to know what’s really in the fire truck red soup.