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... she even asked us to sign papers saying that we would be okay if she used the pictures in adverts back in Ukraine) so for all I know, I could be on a billboard in Kiev looking hot and sweaty after a long climb.
Anyhow we eventually came across a steel rickety bridge across the canyon we had been walking up. We hadn't even reached the mountain summit and already the scenery took your breath away. The bridge itself felt extremely unstable and at 500ft+, it ...
... 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 ...
... as there were some of my group of friends who wouldn't be travelling with us), we decided to have a mini tourist day of our own in Changsha. Inside downtown Changsha, there is a giant country park which is at a guess twice the size of New York's Central Park called "Martyr Park" at the center is a tall monument to those who "fell in battle in our glorious triumph over the Japanese".
For once even the weather was beautiful (I should point out that a bad day in China is ...
Got up early and ventured down to the hotel's restaurant for breakfast. One major problem….. there was only Chinese food, and it really didn't look very appetizing at all. We had a boiled egg each, a very tough piece of corn, and a nibble of a very dry bun, and then decided to go back to our room to have our own cereal and coffee, albeit with coconut milk which was all we could find.
Anna and the driver arrived soon after, and ...
... 7.5 km gondola that takes you up an amazing 1,300 vertical meters and reaches an impressive 37° at it's steepest point. The gondola also starts in the city and you have a good km going over peoples houses etc.
The ride was quite amazing. Unlucky for us it was a very cloudy day so the views left a bit to the imagination, however about half way up the clouds parted giving an astonishing view ...