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Finding information on how to get to the Leshan Buddha on your own without a tour was very challenging, so I've decided to write about my experience in hopes that other travellers realize that it's a rather easy thing to do. (Since any time you talk about doing things on your own, without a tour, hostel owners try to talk you out of it like you're crazy.) To illustrate, a tour costs at least Y200 (not including entrance fees), whereas the bus is Y50 each way. You do get other things in ...
... seen. Apparently some people are so moved by it that they jump off the cliff and into the clouds
- Saw a bunch of monkey’s on Mount Emei. Word of caution, they steal plastic bags.
After the two day tour we still had 2 more days until I had to fly back up north to visit family. What happened one of those nights deserves a blog post all by itself, so I’ll do just that. Check out the next few blog posts!
Peace and Monkeys,
... rainforest ferns, monkeys staring at you instead of people and little monasteries at the top of each hill. Little shacks are dotted along the route with people who can serve you bowls of rice or noodles, though trying to get any vegetables or sauce proved a problem with my level of Chinese. It's generally very difficult to make yourself understood to people in China if your Chinese is limited and their English is non-existent ...
... we went to the other side of town to snack on tangyuan, balls of glutinous rice flower filled with either sesame or meat.
To paraphrase Sublime, we ate two meals before we ate two meals, and then we ate two more.
As we walked through security at the Chengdu Airport yesterday, I felt extremely grateful to Huang Qian's family. I'm grateful to her mom for taking me in, ...
... supposed to pick me up at 6 AM (which was the agreed upon time). I walked out of my dorm at 5:20 AM. I had intended to leave at 5 AM so that I would have plenty of time to find the West Gate.
As I was walking in the general direction of the West Gate, I got a phone call at 5:30 AM. It was the driver, telling me that he was at the **East Gate** waiting for me. First off, after all of the arguing that was done with the woman last night about meeting at the West ...