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... was smelly, messy work! The workers were all curious about this group of ladies snapping photos of them as they worked. Most ignored us and kept to their task. Some stopped, smiled and showed us the insides of the mussel with all the pearls inside. A young woman we saw had the task of shoveling the leftover shells into a truck where they would be ground and made into fertilizer or feed we were told. I think any of the tasks we saw could be featured on one of those reality shows ...
... Chinese breakfast is not my thing.
Then we met with our guide, hiked back to the cablecar and got down from the mountain. We were so lucky that we have seen the sunrise. The day before and the day after the weather was completely different.
Being back in the valley our driver picked us up and brought us to a small village called Hongcun where we had a tour around, looked into some old houses, took some pictures and had a wonderful lunch. After that ...
... ping pong in China. There was also one of those funny old exercise machines from the 50s where you put the strap around your hips and it jiggles you. A joke of an exercise, but an excellent massage!
Monday morning was an early wake up call to head out to the mountain. Huangshan is the most famous mountain in China for how beautiful it is. It is a 7000 step climb to the top, and then loads more hiking around at the top to see all the magnificent views. The 7000 ...
... me out ma!”
So here I sit on my super comfy Dtrain- way way more
comfortable and scenic than air travel might I note, being a bit bitter that
someone at the train station pinched (after this cute addition to my vocab from
all those euros I’ll never go back to “stole” again ha), my favy umbrella, (the
one I literally was just bragging to Becky about vs. all the ****** Chinese
ones most people have)…but well we must cut our loses ...
... The name for the area is a combination of the mountain name, Lan Shan, and the post office, ting.) It is famous for its calligraphy. Emperor Kangxi has a huge tablet covered with his calligraphy. This place was pretty as well. It had a few little creeks and a lot of pavilions. Poets would sit by one of the streams and write poetry and drink wine. They would float the glasses of wine down the stream to each other as they drank them. As you leave the ...