22.1.16

Yangtze Kiang Bridge in Nanjing ...

This was the last destination in Nanjing before we left for Wuxi where we are travelling nearer and nearer to Shanghai, which is the last city in our long 9-day tour of Jiangnam. Well, I always heard of Yangtze River or popularly known as Yangtze Kiang , Chang Jiang or Cheung Kong in Cantonese. This was third longest river in the World and the word Jiangnam was also derived from this river which means the southern ridge of the river. Well, besides vacationing, I also learnt a lot here..LOL.

We were ushered to a building at an early 9am+ where at this time, I usually still making coffee in office or on my way to work. So, you can imagine what time we woke up, washed up and had our breakfast, besides travelling to the destination. Well, it's always tiring following a tour but then, we don't really felt it (probably in holiday mood) as well as we got our naps in the coach.

At the building, we took a lift up and we were out to a large balcony. Well, I guess this was a part of the 'beam' of the Yangtze River bridge  and we enjoyed a 360 degree view of the river there. I understand the bridge was built entirely by the chinese people and had two decks, one for the railway and the upper deck for the highway. And, it was cold in the morning in the open air!!
View of the bridge from the right, with its upper deck (highway) and lower deck (railway) and the magnificent river

The Yangtze Kiang flowing across Nanjing

A closer view of the highway to the North

A large statue of Chairman Mao waving at us at the exit


We didn't stay too long here as more and more tourists were coming in and the place became kinda congested and we left the sentimental city of Nanjing for Wuxi, which was also one of my favourite destination, besides Hangzhou. And speaking of Hangzhou, well, it snowed today and how I wished it snowed when we were there. Even my kid also said we miss it! sigh ... 
Oh yeah, no food pics today but whenever we went for our lunch or dinner, there were always one or two bottles of beer, with a bottle of coke on the table. Well, I heard the beers are not expensive there but the alcohol contents are also very low, about 2.5%+, which is half of the usual typical beer we had. I don't really have a habit of drinking beer but it's so tempting and refreshing to have a glass and I had it in every almost every meals. LOL. 

Have a good weekend!

22 comments:

  1. I only know Tsingtao, very popular here.

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    1. Yeah , me too! I only heard about Tsingtao but they have a different varieties there. And some called qingdao.

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  2. of course we learn when we go travel.. especially if you have a tour guide who would tell you the proper history and facts of the places you go.. for DIY trips, then it will be reading the pamphlet and from your pre or post trip research.. that's the beauty of traveling, we not only see but learn.. :)

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    1. Yes , you are absolutely right! Visiting places is not just rest and relax but to see and learn new things in new places! I'm sure you learnt more from DIY whereas in tours, we are spoonfed! Lol

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  3. ooh looks like the road trip to Shanghai from Nanjing isn't boring huh?? you have got lots of things to see, beautiful view of Chang Jiang and you also have Mr Mao waving at you, haha.. hmmm, I believe for the rest of the time you were asleep in the coach?? :p

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    1. Yes , except those boring shopping trips( which I'm not going to post ) it's been a great trip so far!

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  4. ah...this one also looks familiar.. yes, we came here too last time... short while then up we went on the bus again...

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  5. Love the 1st photo. Nice


    wah so many drinks ah.... yum sing!

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  6. oooh so you can have those beer for free during your meals?? that's nice, you don't have to top up to enjoy them.. 2.5% of alcohol only?? oh, I didn't know that, so meaning the beer is actually quite easy to handle?? hehe.. BTW, that TsingTao Beer is quit famous leh~~

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    1. Yes, it's very low in alcohol and won't get drunk and yet, refreshing ! However , not all are good .. Hahaha

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  7. Tsingtao beer!! Haha. Now can get anywhere here. Love the view of the river from the bridge.

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    1. Yes, can be purchased everywhere now.

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  8. I would not call that a river, it looks like an ocean to me

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  9. Oh i remember that bridge! there's a souvenir place nearby right? we were brought there by tour agency :x

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  10. Yeah, I drank a lot of beer when I went to China too.

    Their beers are generally not as high in alcohol content so it's quite refreshing. There's a lot of people smuggling them to Sibu too, my hometown is full of China beers.

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    1. hahaha... didn't know it's such a hit with Sibu folks. Yes, low alcohol contents means folks can drink more and refreshed themselves.

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