Travel Blogs from Luzhou
... Little did we know when we accepted the invitation it would be such a prestigious event. I was asked to give the birthday wishes to the Birthday Boy and Jeff would be my translator. Okay can do that. Well when we arrived there was a band playing music for the over 100 people waiting for us, the entire farming community of this area and most have never seen or talked with a foreigner. The fear sets in but then ...
There was a gloom in the morning. Grey and overcast as usual, but that was soon to change as we all piled into the SUV and made our way south and east of Zigong. We were on our way to the family home of a street vendor who has a little shop across from Jimbo English School. She and Jim Lynn are friends and she had promised him a patch of ground to plant an herb garden. It turned out that she and ...
... along a small creek made them even more impressive.
The taxi drivers were right, Chishui was a must-see.
WHAT IT COST
* Bus from Zunyi-- 106 RMB
* Hotel for two--40 RMB
* Minibus to SiDongGou--5.5 RMB
* Bus to JinShaGou--11.5 RMB
TIPS FOR OTHER TRAVELERS
This region is gorgeous. If you like hiking and nature, spend more time than we did!
... ATMs in the middle of a forest and we were seriously running out of cash. At lunch we tried to order the cheapest thing we could find but unfortunately David managed to choose some rare mushroom delicacy that cost 100 yuan for a plate full. We didn't even have 100 yuan by this point so we had no idea what to do other than to offer to do the washing up. Eventually they reduced their price to 50 yuan, leaving us with 20 yuan for dinner. We spent the afternoon gazing ...
A beautiful sunny day. I think we're learning the pattern now! Just went out for a breakfast of dumplings, noodles and black rice pudding. The dumplings were not as good as the last lot we had, but then they were specialists and sold nothing else. On the other hand, the noodles were far better than those at the place where we had the fish. We are now waiting at the station for our standing-room-only train. It's the first time this trip where we didn't catch a train ...