Chongqing, the secret metropolis of China, is a city of extremes that defies description. Towering futuristic skyscrapers cut through forests of old buildings. Fiery hot and numbing local dishes with a flavor so bold even Chinese pause before the bite. Equally “fiery” local spirit pulses through every local in the city, from business people making deals over hotpot to the “stick-stick men” – the unique porters of the city – that carry the wares that make a business thrive. Surrounding the booming metropolis itself is a blanket of forested mountains, towering peaks, and crashing waterfalls that beckon the visitor. From the city’s skin to the soul, getting to know Chongqing is an experience you’ll never forget.