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Oh gosh it's been forever since I’ve written one of these. I’m sorry guys, stupid UChicago classes have been keeping me busy as hell. Let’s see, where was I in the last post? Right our plane just landed in Chengdu and we got 2 hours of sleep night.
After landing at 1:30 am my mom’s friend from college came and picked us up at the airport. It was 2:30 when we finally checked into our rooms, needless to say we all collapsed in ...
... re still not sure why it took so long to get down as there wasn't anything going on- must have been people stopping to take photos- we did the same so can't complain!!) it was amazing!! He's sooooo big!!! As with all the Buddhas and temples, there were people lighting incense sticks and praying to the Buddha. We stayed there for quite a while taking photos and enjoying the scenery (Paul took a 360 degree pic- ask him to see it when we get back) then headed back ...
... it whilst Paul went to the station to buy the tickets and find out which coach we were on. I made it back with minutes to spare! This meant we didn't have time to get any food (needed to eat before climbing a mountain!). The two hour coach journey went quite smoothly, we both slept most of it- I needed it (tad grouchy!!). Shortly before we arrived at the village at the base of the mountain a lady came round talking in Chinese- luckily enough ...
... doctor by profession. It was a lovely experience sitting there watching him, sat in his house. More wandering was followed by a delicious lunch in a local restaurant surrounded completely by locals. We had offers of rice wine from the men, but declined their kind offer. We then did more wandering and visited a two hundred year old house belonging to an elderly widow called Mrs. Chéi, who delighted in letting us look around her ...
... bank and therefore the signpost pointing directly at the temple saying 'golden summit' was pointing past it at some unknown path. After an hour and some very questionable Mandarin, we finally realised we were standing at the summit. After an 'oh' and a lot of Chinese tourists shaking their heads we ventured back down the mountain.
The summit was freezing, so much so that I was convinced I was going to get hypothermia- who brings more than shorts and t shirts to ...