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... to Leshan was supposed to take two hours. This obviously didn't include the time it takes Chinese drivers to merge from 4 lanes down to two. We sat in a traffic jam on the way out for at least an hour and a half. So long that every one actually got off the bus for a smoke break and just walked along side it for a while.
We thought there must have been a crash ahead, but we didn't see anything. Just ...
From Chengdu I hopped a bus and stopped in Leshan for the day to see the Giant Buddha, then hopped back on the bus to continue on the Emeishan for some hiking in the next day or two.
Was very fortunate and got clear blue skies on the summit with a sea of clouds below. apparently fairly rare. it rains there 200 days of the year.
... We got back during rush hour, so our bus driver just dropped us off randomly at the side of the street, about a block away from the actual bus station... and we just had to figure out where we were haha. We used our faithful iPhone compass to direct us North, and surely a few minutes later we passed it.
Another 40 minutes later and we were back to the hostel. Thank goodness because we were both starving! I hadn't eaten anything all day, except an ...
6:30am start. Left Teddy Bear hostel & walked to eastern entrance. Met Tim from Germany. Walked 2hrs to main entrance and monkey zone. Lots of monkeys. Met two Chinese girls and crossed through monkey zone in a group armed with bamboo sticks. 12hr walk to top of mountain. Arrived at hotel at 9pm in dark and heavy ...
... and stout horses carrying heavy loads of bricks to build new walls along
the path. For me, walking with my pack of clothes, sleeping bag and food was
heavy enough – so I really admired their strength. Wild monkeys live throughout
Emei Shan, once they would have survived from the plants that grow there –
today their diet consists of stolen goods. Larger monkeys often stand in the
middle of path, bravely blocking your way. While you deliberate on ...