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Travel Blogs from Huayin
After a much needed lie in today we were off to spend the night in a rural Chinese farm. We stopped along the way at a river so we could go swimming surrounded by the mountains. We spent an hour here and saw 2 local women fall in fully clothed as the rocks were quite slippy! (Ramsey the tour guide had to jump in and save one of them who couldn't swim!) After quite a dramatic ...
... Walk of all plank walks.Blood sweat and tears, without the blood.A lot of padlocks securing nothing.Lots of friendly Chinese people staring at us Westerners.And to top it off, we got to travel by Bullet trains for £6 each way - bargain compared to Japan!
The photos don't do this trip as much justice as it warrants - especially the Plank Walk - but it certainly was enough to warrant its own entry onto the blog!
Enjoy the ...
... hot, windy, wet, stressed the day turned out to be.
We managed all 5peaks on the mountain and made it back in time for noodles and a couple of beers before the 7pm train back to Xi'an.
Terrifyingly high cable cars.
Physically tiring walking - climbing stairs all day long is a killer!
Stunning views and scenery.
Serious lack of health and safety, although you would have to be unlucky/stupid to fall from here.
The Plank ...
... in the opposite direction as the others. It had a nice view of all of the other peaks though. Next i started to head to the rest of the peaks which had a long track of stairs to get there. Along the way I ended up having to turn around an back-track for a while cause a guy was coming down the hill with two big things of empty plastic bottles and took up the entire path. It felt like he was Gandolf saying "You shall not pass". I eventually made it up the stairs and continued to climb ...
... because autumn is supposed to be a time of wide-scale cooling down, one is supposed to wear multiple layers, never mind the fact that it’s 65 degrees and comfortable out.
That being said, outfitted in athletic shorts, a cotton tee, and a light sweatshirt, the hike started out quite chilly. However, as is the nature of physical activity, I quickly became hot and sweaty, especially when the sun had risen ...