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Thank goodness I'm off that boat! What a relief. Chonqing, our disembarkation point, is the largest city in China I am told. I can verify that it is humongous. The city is plagued by oppressive pollution and I'm glad that we merely passed through early in the morning. We didn't have to drive too far in the morning to Dazu where we spent the night …
The following day, we allowed ourselves a small lie in (7:30 instead of 6:30) and planned to make our way to the main attraction, Zhengjiajie National Forrest Park, made famous by the award winning film Avatar. Despite still feeling rather wretched from yesterdays body troubles, I mustered enough energy to join everyone else as we made are way to the local bus station where we could catch a bus up into the mountains. The Journey itself was pretty uneventful but it ...
... highly annoying after a while. The beauty of the location however made all the morning drama's and pushy Chinese trigger happy visitors bearable. We walked around and came across trees, covered in red ribbons. We were told that if we bought a ribbon, wrote a wish on the ribbon and tied it to a tree, it would come true. For 5 RMB this seemed a good idea. Everyone was writing the same sort of message "eternal happiness, prosperity, long life" etc. I simply wrote ...
... him tougher games like Cheat and "4 & 3" and he kept thrashing us at them too. Like most 8 year old children in this situation, he thought he was the coolest person on the planet (his father was loving it as it meant he didn't have to keep entertaining him for 5+ hours.
Jess took a picture on her Polaroid camera and I gave him my England pin badge at which his eye's lit up with pure delight.
5 hours later after winding through astonishing mountains and ...
... were entertained by some strange acts, including a man lying face up, with heavy concrete beams placed on him, and a number of people from the audience standing on them as well. This act, along with some other equally bizarre ones, was to show the special abilities that had been bestowed upon some of the people, apparently.
Given that we were going to have an even earlier start in the morning, we then headed back to the hotel for an early night. ...