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Chongqing last day! To the Yangtze cruise boat. August 5th /再见,重庆!开始长江之旅。

Post from Team Loon August 5th, 2010

Team Loon in Chongqing

Our day began in the residence hall at Southwest University. To our dismay we had to pack up and leave our beloved home of the past two days. Breakfast was fantastic as usual, we enjoyed boiled eggs, mantou, and rice and green bean porridge.
今日始于西南大学。为了后面的行程,我们不得不打包并离开我们已经居住了2天的西南大学。早餐一如既往地丰盛,我们吃了水煮蛋,馒头和绿豆粥。

After breakfast, we loaded onto our bus and headed to Jinyun Mountain to see the national reservation and to learn about local flora. A particularly interesting species was the “Chinese Yew” which is a class one protected species currently worth 1million RMB. It became so rare because the bark of the tree was used in many medicines, including cancer treatments. Another species we learnt about was in the Symplocaceae family called the Symplocos laurina, which is used to make soap. We also learnt about some local fauna including a toad in the family Bufonidae which is toxic if eaten. And as you can see in the picture included in today’s blog post, our group member Merlin found a praying mantis. We were also fortunate enough to see and enter a few temples, which were on the Mountain. On our way out we also got a quick archery lesson from one of the locals. Merlin was actually quite the marksman.
早餐之后,我们坐车去缙云山参观国家保护区并学习当地的植物。一种特别有趣的种类是“红豆杉”,是国家一级保护植物,并价值一百万人民币。由于红豆杉的树皮是一种珍贵的药品(或可治疗癌症),所以它变得十分珍惜。另外一种我们看到的植物是广东山胡椒,可以用来制作肥皂的。我们同样了解了一些当地的动物,包括一种有毒的蟾蜍。从今天的图片中你们可以看到,我们的组员曹政找到了一只螳螂。我们同样很幸运的发现并参观了一些山上的庙宇。在我们的归程,我们还快速地学习了射箭。曹政真是一个射手。

Next we ate lunch back at Southwest University, which was delicious as expected. After lunch we visited the Three Gorges Museum. Thanks to the Deputy Mayor’s Office, special arrangements were made for us to have a guided English tour of three of the exhibits. The exhibits were called “The Glorious Three Gorges” “Ancient Ba & Yu” and “Chongqing – the City Road” One statue that was particularly interesting to us was of “Bamanzi – The Loyal and Brave” who was depicted as severing his own head with a sword for the benefit of the state. This statue was found in the “Ancient Ba & Yu” exhibit.
接下来我们在西南大学吃了同样好吃的午餐。在下午,我们参观了三峡博物馆。多亏了那里工作人员做出的特殊安排,我们有了一次英语导游的参观。我们参观了《壮丽三峡》,远古巴渝,重庆:城市之路的展览。特别吸引我们的一座雕像是“巴蔓子–忠诚与勇敢”,他为了国家利益而自刎。这座雕像是在远古巴渝厅找到的。

Class photo in front of Chongqing government building.

After the tour ended, we were able to explore some more exhibits including “Sculptures of the Han Dynasty” and “Coins of Various Dynasties.” Following the museum, each team was given time to explore a local market and have dinner in our teams. Team Loon decided to eat at “CSC” which is a local fast food joint. After dinner, we experienced minor transportation issues and to our good fortune we were able to spend more time in the market while waiting for another bus.
在导游结束之后,我们在三峡博物馆里还参观了汉代雕塑艺术展,以及历代钱币展。在博物馆参观结束之后,每组都有时间去探索当地市场以及进餐。我们小组决定去吃重庆当地的快餐店“CSC--乡村基”。在晚餐后,由于交通工具的一些问题,我们在市场里花了更多的时间来等待大巴。

Our day concluded with the entire class boarding a cruise ship on the Yangtze River. It will be our home for three days and two nights. We enjoyed the fresh night air on the lido deck with some refreshments and great company. We had a very full day and are looking forward to even more adventures here in China.
这一天包括了在登上长江上的游船。我们将在船上度过三天两夜的生活。我们在甲板上享受了新鲜的晚间空气。我们度过了充实的一天,并期待着接下来在中国的旅程。

Zheng Cao at the JingYun National Forest Reserve

Scene from the JingYun National Forest Reserve

Scale model of the Three Gorges Dam at the Three Gorges Dam Museum, Chongqing.

GPS Track of our Travels on the Yangtze River on August 5th

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