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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 …
... t Chinese) he tried to get us to pay more by saying things like "It's all fresh this morning" "went to supermarket this morning". This we were prepared to put up with but he was exceptionally rude to Kenneth (our Chinese friend) who of course could understand what he was saying so we stormed off (only to buy snacks from the same place which charged us even more as we deprived him of potential dinner money).
We were all pretty glum when a Canadian ...
... and "Happiness for my BAHPA's" (in a weird coincidence, one of my BAHPA friends from University announced her engagement to her long term boyfriend so it must have worked haha).
Tianman Mountain is famous for its glass walkways but the walkway nearest the entrance was so busy we couldn't even get close so we gave up for now and had a typical tourist over priced lunch in a cafe. After lunch we ventured into the mountain and the further we went, the ...
... travel involves a lot of document showing we had to be there pretty early and on arrival at Changsha Station we were greeted by two Giraffe cut bushes kissing each other (it was clearly going to be a long day). We sat in McDonalds for a good while (yes I have now eaten a McDonald's Breakfast and I hated it).
The train was comfortable enough (even after the 5 1/2 hours it took to reach Zhengjiajie. We were all sat reasonably close to each other which was good too. Next ...
... concrete path running around a circuit that gave views (through the mid-morning mist) from various viewing spots of the strange, yet amazing, vertical column shaped mountains.
Then it was onto another shuttle-bus to the ‘Avatar’ bit where there was another similar circuit but with even more interesting views and features. At various points along the path there are small collections of stalls selling all sorts of souvenirs and/or food ...