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As I start writing this, sitting in an empty waiting room at a train station at 11pm at night, waiting to start my long 18-hour journey to Chengdu (because my original train was delayed), I'm reminded of how completely incredible and stress-free the last few days have been, since I started my travels on Sunday afternoon. I have had the most perfect time in the beautiful national park of Wulingyuan in Hunan province, along with Annelieke who has been living ...
... the way we came which is more direct but a bit steeper. Laura, Mark, Myself and the 2 Ukrainians favored the new longer route whilst the others wanted to go back the way we came (panicking that we wouldn't get back in time despite it clearly saying on the map that the new path was only 10 minutes longer. It was a little tense but most of that was down to two days of walking and the tired effects that produces.
In the end we split up and arranged to meet ...
... and so he worked out who we were.
By this point we had entered the main building and joined yet another cue. but because it was the type of cue that snaked up and down in tight turns, the only time he could pester us was when the cue reached an open space. Kenneth (our Chinese friend) even asked the police to get rid of him but they did nothing. It could have been quite nasty, especially when he was trying to look at our passport ID which we were showing ...
... advantage by either visiting family or going on a major tourist binge. This results in complete chaos (more so than usual) on the roads and taxi drivers charging ridiculous prices (40 RMB (40P) for a journey that costs 15RMB (15P) normally, daylight robbery!) and a massive increase in people on the sidewalks, buses, subway and tourist attractions. For a minor claustrophobic it wasn't always pleasant but I got through it.
Anyhow, the day before we traveled to ...
... Mtn. The scenery is absolutely spectacular along the way!! We stop repeatedly to take more photos of the incredible views.
This is the scenery they used to create the mystical, majestic valleys and rock formations that were the hallmark of the movie Avatar. When we saw the movie, we definitely thought the landscape was just “made up”, because it was so “other worldly”, however, you can see from the formations ...