Emeishan Grand Hotel
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After the last few days the road into Leshan was a pleasure. Viaducts and tunnels and good roads and even though the toll cost was $60, it was worth it. Lunch wasn't so good. We usually make our own but had no bread so had some pork and beans at a fast food restaurant in a parking area. It was ok but wouldn't have it again. Neville didn't feel well so he stayed in Tilly.
Leshan is known ...
... says that the lake area is popular with honeymooners.
The area is home to the last remaining matriarchal society in the world. The women control everything, businesses, family and money. Mothers live with their children and perhaps an uncle. Men and women don't live together and the men only visit when invited. Neville was lucky I let him sleep inside and not out in the cold!
Around lunchtime we ...
... culture in China and Vietnam in situations like this. Before we asked her, we asked an old couple where we were. The man had a huge smile on his face, and even though I cannot understand Chinese I could tell he was going to invite us to join them for dinner, but his wife did not like that idea at all.
The descent was overall much better than the ascent. The main lesson learned is, prepare better clothes, bring more money, and spend ...
... he missed the exit sign cuz he couldn't see it, we all laughed. He felt bad.
Second incident: Being horribly yelled at by the super annoying woman.
Going down an alley blind.
Not knowing where the hell we were because he was blind, thankfully we have similar prescriptions so I lent him my glasses and I was blind, and latched onto his arm the whole time. I'm actually pretty amazed I didn't fall into a hole or a crack in the sidewalk.
With time left before we would get our Tibetan permits we went trekking sacred Mount Emei during 2 days. There were hundreds of Chinese tourists and gladly most of them use cable cars and buses so we don't see so many on the way. There were many monkeys, too; from the greedy one trying to open your bag for food ...