Off we go to Chongqing with Tommy and Tina for the weekend on the high speed train. We travelled at 200 km per hour and were there in 2.5 hours.

Angie and Kelsey on Fast Train
We went through many tunnels. One seemed to take us a several minutes, but they slowed down to 160 kph. It must have been very long!

Sunset over the Jialing River in Chonqing China
When we got to the city we were amazed at the heat!! At 35 degrees celcius it really is one of China's three ovens (along with Wuhan and Nanjing). It has a huge population--the whole of Canada (30-40million people) in the one region. I was expecting a much different place and was very surprised with how beautiful the area is with it's hills and concentrated skyscrapers at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. Unfortunately we were in a very hot taxi and suffered major delays going over the bridge to the centre of the city. We were shocked to drive by a horrendous accident scene where a fellow on a motorcycle or scooter had been run over by the back wheels of a dump truck and he was still lyiing on the blistering pavement with his severely damaged leg pinned under the rear tire and was clearly either in
shock or having seizures. We are hoping that he will survive!

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