Emeishan Grand Hotel
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- A 70 year old Asian man brought liqueur everywhere he went, we proceeded to sit with him at dinner and he drank us under the table
- SAW PANDAS!!!
- We went and saw a Chinese face-change show…think Asian cirque du soliel…it was very impressive. Those Sichuan girls were very talented…and attractive
- Went to the top of Mount Emei, more than 3000m above sea level…was above the clouds, one of the most beautiful views I ...
... 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 ...
... big walk.
I walked a circular route around the lower part of the mountain, which was covered at all times with an all encompassing fog (didn't bother with the top for this reason). This did mean that I saw more golden macaques over the next two days than I did tourists, and despite the fog, the walk was really beautiful and held true to a more romanticised ideal of what travelling in China would be like: endless stone ...
... about 70m tall and is carved from one slab of rock!! Apparently he's the largest of his kind which is pretty impressive!!
We then headed to Monestry number 1 (where we stayed the 1st night and tonight - night 3). No heating here but we have electricity! Whoop!! Also met out local guide Patrick who set up staying in the hostel...very sweet man who did all our laundry, gave us monkey bashing sticks and brough breakfast from his wife in the morning!! ...
To kill time while waiting for our Tibetan permit we went trekking on sacred Mount Emei for 2 days where we found hundreds of Chinese tourists. Gladly most of them use cable cars and buses so we don't see so many on the way.