E Mei Shan Hot Spring Hotel
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... people and kept asking us questions ("is their hair naturally like that!?" “how old is he? Nooooo! But he looks so old!”). They really took us in. My friend Annika (white girl) even got adopted by an Asian lady! Apparently she’s a “dream daughter” or something
A lot of things happened on that 2 day tour so let me just list some of the highlights:
- We went and saw the largest Buddha in the world
- I feel asleep while sitting down in ...
... a young lad a few seats down who translated for us. If we paid 10 CYN ( approx £1) we'd be taken to the base of the mountain which we agreed. When we got off the coach, the driver pointed in a direction and motioned us to go that way, which we did- then got confused and ended up losing the group so had to pay an illegal taxi (basically one of the locals) £10 to get up there. Then it started drizzling- just what we need! Paul had a ...
... journey and well worth the trip. Im feeling very nostalgic, it reminds me of a train journey in southern Ecuador, I almost don't want to get off.
But it's now late in the afternoon and you can not visit the Buddha after dark. The stairs back up are too steep to be partaken in the dark so as soon as we are off the train we are sped back to town to make it just ...
... rainforest ferns, monkeys staring at you instead of people and little monasteries at the top of each hill. Little shacks are dotted along the route with people who can serve you bowls of rice or noodles, though trying to get any vegetables or sauce proved a problem with my level of Chinese. It's generally very difficult to make yourself understood to people in China if your Chinese is limited and their English is non-existent ...
... of the most heavily wooded rain forest we have ever seen. The cloudy mist is so thick i dont know how the driver can see.
We arrive at the car park and begin the accent to the top. The top of the mountain is 3100 metres above sea level, so we have to climb 600 metres up by stairs. It will be about 5,000 steps. The mountain is cloaked in a thick mist which gives it a very mystical feeling. Just hope the cloud/mist is not covering the very peak of the mountain