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... got several other treat though. One was a coconut drink. When she got it I had a conversation in Mandarin with the sales ladies. They asked if we were her parents and if she's Chinese. I explained yes but that she's American now. My two years of Mandarin came in handy once again. Now we take a late bullet train from Chengdu to Chongqing. Then it will be on to Xiushan and Viola's finding ...
... up, skipped past the 3 hour queue for the cable car (alarm bells were already ringing!) and stepped on the first of what must have been thousands of steps. The way up was tough, but the camaraderie between us and our Chinese friends was funny, with us not being able to walk more than ten minutes or so without someone asking to have their photo taken with a couple of sweaty Westerners!
As we ascended the mountain Huangshan's famous ...
... hostel room. Reception would keep our packs for the day and gave us bus info on how to get to the Panda Breeding Sanctuary.
We hopped onto the Number One bus which took us out into the Chengdu suburbs to a bus station, and after a lot of wandering, pointing and finally being lead to the right spot by a very helpful local, we jumped onto the Number Eighty Seven bus (a bone shaker, identical to the Number Thirteen bus in Leshan). ...
... it is hard when you are overwhelmed with the amount of students surrounding you at any given time. Not to mention they are always talking to me in Chinese.
It is really cold today. I walked to a monastery, but it is just too cold, so I just couldn't wait to get back. I forgot that my apartment is just as cold as outside, so I guess I could have continued walking. Oh well.
I had the best lunch today though. The cook made me up ...
... dandy, yet making us look slightly ridiculous with our hiking backpacks, comfy clothes from the loooooooong train ride and lots of plastic, swishy-noise making bags full of snacks for the trip. On the second floor, we relax, pull out our ipads, sip on some tasty coffee and browse for awhile. I'm still getting used to my iPad, typing, figuring out how to do simple things like close applications and copy and paste, but I'm living and learning. ...