Mut ennen kaikkea: Hyvää juhannusta Suomeen kaikille mökeille, varsinkin mun omalle rakkaalle! Ens viikolla nähdään!
Today we are in Chongqing which is the biggest city in inland China. 33Million people. Take a moment to think about it. Compare to Xi'an's 8 million... We live in a small town... Also if I ever say that 'every Chinese city is the same' again, please spank me. This one certainly is something else. I noticed it already from the plane: There's a serpentine river in the middle of the city, but also it's built in the middle of mountains, so there's about 0 square metres of flat space. There's scycrapers which look like they can fall any minute now, and there's Yangtse river cruises, where 400 people died on just a few weeks ago. Won't be doing that, grannies you can stop worrying. We stay at the mighty Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing, which is possibly the most impressive hotel I have ever slept in. We are in an exceutive room thanks to our loyal stays in the chain. Most pictures at the beginning of this post are taken from the window of our hotel room. Could be worse Juhannus, right? Still, I can't help but long for the cottage life a little... Well, to be honest, +12C and nats... probably not something that I'd trade for this right now. Overall Chongqing is an interesting city - the skycrapers rise from the rain forests and the humidity of the air makes it extremely challenging climate to be walking up and down these hills. It is indeed like San Fransisco and Manhattan would be built on top of each other with a splash of Shanghai on top... Tomorrow's plan is to do serious sightseeing in the form of the 'Flying Tigers museum' And probably other less important sights... Happy mid summer to all Europe!