March 21-22 Inland to Yichang
Trip Start Mar 15, 2007
11Trip End Mar 31, 2007
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I became a bit disillusioned here. When we went to the previous "factories", I assumed they were set up to show us the process of how particular products were made (Jade, Silk, etc.), and we had the opportunity to buy some. The educational part made the marketing of the products easier to endure. But here, in Yichang, our tour company seemed to be collaborating in a bogus outing that was of virtually no interest or educational value, and the products were bogus.
The plane was late, we were tired and hungry, but rather than taking us directly to our restaurant, it took us to a "museum"
We bought some fresh oranges in the market, then forgot them in the bus. Were introduced to our "cruise ship" and got settled in. Then saw the most amazing dam project the next day. Amazing investment in the future. They hired some foreign companies to install the first turbines, but apparently once they have the technology, they just copy it and build the rest themselves. Our cruise started here, and it was a welcome slowdown from our earlier pace, and the scenery was beautiful. I don't know how many photos I shot of farms going by. I kept wishing we could stop and walk on the shore, to become familiar with the land, and not just keep cruising by it.