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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 ...
... and the road out was worse than the road in. I think we came right back down to sea level in one long descent and despite using the brakes intermittently we still had to stop to let our brakes cool down. The last part of the road was broken concrete and very rough. It wasn't helped by the large number of coal trucks using the road. We stopped for the night in the yard of an old Police Station at Mill Mountain.
... 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 ...
... hustled us to give us taxi rides, hotel stays and dinners. It's nice to feel like I'm back in South east Asia again =)
The highlight, by far, of the ascent to the summit was seeing the wild monkeys (Macaques). A lot of Chinese people feed the monkeys, and then when the monkeys get aggressive they chase them away with sticks and slingshots. You can buy slingshots from most snack vendors on the trail up!
We totally misjudged ...
... a golden Buddha. We then only had an hour until sundown so we decided to stay inside until our proposed 3:00am start. However this was totally scuppered by something that turned out to be far more impressive than the sunrise we missed due to the cloud bank; we were sleeping in the middle of the clouds at the same time as an enormous electrical storm. The whole sky lit up with furious multiple forks for over eight hours. Thankfully it stopped around 5am in time for the ...
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