Huangshan Huanqiu Hotel
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... there were a TON of people. But if one hikes a bit further out of the way one can find beautiful, nearly empty pockets of seclusion. After sunrise, Bill and I went our separate ways after exchanging email addresses. I decided that given the grueling nature of the hiking and the insanely high prices for food and water on the mountain (everything is carried up by porters using poles balanced on their shoulders with baggage on both ends) I would forgo another night on the peak ...
... including our new unique item for the day — duck tongue! They are interesting, but are quite small and have less meat than you would think, and have a lot of sinew in them. The verdict — best to try once!
We finished the day with a nice champagne enhanced discussion with the owner of the hotel in the lobby, together with some nice local treats, and settle down for our last night of sleeping in the country, as we head to the big city of Hangzhou ...
... large garden areas and it inspires us to consider doing something more in Maui.
Lunch is at one of the most renowned pot sticker restaurants in Asia, Ding Tai Feng, which started in Taipei and now has locations in several cities in China. The food was really great, and we especially liked the chestnut and chestnut paste in steamed dumplings/pot stickers for dessert.
Now we are off to the closer in domestic airport, for our journey ...
... by us today.
We enjoyed our 2 minute noodles for dinner (brought up from Tongkou) as meals on the mountain are very expensive as well.
The temperature started dropping as the day got on (it got down to about 8 degrees today) but overall it was a nippy kind of day, but pleasant enough on the mountain. The signs (in Chinglish) kept us entertained all ...
... an hour to our hotel, which was nestled in a forest area not too far from the summit. After dumping most of our stuff, we took out a day bag and headed off.... Somewhere, more wandering vaguely in the mist,following instinct over directions (largely because there weren't many). The visibility was so poor we had very little perspective with regard to our surroundings, but it made for a very peaceful, ethereal atmosphere. The branches on the trees around us were ...
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