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... meters tall! 3 of us bought incense sticks to light and put in front of the temple near the Buddha and made a wish! Hannah spent the afternoon having her massage and seeing the sights of Chengdu before we board another night train!! (Only 15 hours this time!) we also said goodbye to our tour guide Sally. We grew to love the chaos with Sally...she was probably the worst tour guide ever who had no idea what was going on 80% of the time but was the happiest little Chinese lady! We loved ...
Gerry & I are clearly deluded, thinking that we're real hikers; this time setting off for a 2 day uphill hike through monkey-inhabited forest. We took bamboo walking sticks in an attempt to look authentic, although we soon depended on them just to get us the next steps! Emeishan is considered to be 1 of China's 4 Buddha mountains, with many Buddhist temples & monasteries scattered across the mountain linked by concrete paths & steps. Lots of steps... It ...
... raining even heavier so we rented Rain Jackets for our hike up the mountain. It was It was getting cloudier and colder as we hiked further up the Mountain. There were vendors selling souvenirs and food along the way and Denise decided to get something warm - she bought this warm piece of bread - she called it a Chinese Bialy - LOL.
... before. So it is actually quite easy and comfortable and not the same what we think of when we speak about hiking. But still we were hiking for 5 hours that day in the heat which was exhausting and brought me to my limits. I couldn't refill as much fluid as I was sweating it out again.
First we went up to a temple. It was a very nice one with a big elephant statue which looked more Thai than Chinese. We took a lot of pictures and ...
... the long route down, and walked with them for a bit. They were very sweet, and after disappearing for a bit, showed up again with bracelets that they had bought for us.
By 7pm, after hiking for 14 hours and 45km up and down steps, we were dead-tired and ready to call it quits for the night. We eventually reached a monestary that was offering cheap rooms and stayed there for the night.
We woke up at 6am ...
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