Travel Blogs from Lin'an
... with it (look below), and one started putting the lense to his mouth and tried taking photos. I got scared. No, not for the kid. I took the camera, started heading out but found no bus. No bus means whatever is taking me home isn't going to be cheap. I started arguing with a taxi who offered me 140 yuan (20 ish dollars) for 70 kilometers. Now, I'm not good at telling what is a good price when it comes to Chinese taxis, but that sounded way too expensive, beyond ...
We played dou dizhu, or “fight the landlord”, a game that I find particularly difficult, and then moved on to ERS. Wang Xiao was too shy to slap the pile of cards and Huang Qian was too slow, try as she might to blame my big hands for my glorious victory.
A strictly clockwise bonfire party
After a dinner in which the same jizi hot pot we left untouched at lunch ...
... of the zip line is it had better not be a person! It wasn't but honestly it didn't look promising for a few seconds - In fact it was padding (you can never be too sure in China, health & safety isn't really understood). The village at the other end of the zip line was as rural Chinese as you like. We entered via the path to the right of the zip line exit to scenes of villagers chopping wood, cutting vegetables and boiling food. This was genuine ...
... please get closer to the
During our tour in the Yellow mountains
we were told that “fire proofing is a must for your appreciation of
the views” and we should “look out for our step while looking for
our admiration”, of course after every one was called on “to
practice civilised behaviours”.
Tian, her father and I accompanied a tour group on an overnight bus trip to south Anhui province, to visit the family home town of Hu Shi, an author and scholar who many consider a key contributor to Chinese liberalism.
We left in the morning, meeting at Huanglong, or Yellow Dragon Stadium. It was raining a bit, so I was glad when the bus finally showed up. It was a pretty sleek Volvo, very comfy, and rode smooth as silk. We were the first ones on the bus, so ...