Jiujiang Huaqi Holiday Hotel
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The day started well, with us going into the mountains for the day - LuShan Mountain to be exact. Its 1200m high, and there are only a certain amount of cars allowed up from 1000m. So we arrived at base, transferred our stuff and then hopped into the van.... and thats when we discovered we had hired a driver who thought he could use the 'Force' for his driving skills - Darth Vader Force that is...If you ever see this man, do not get in a car with him... there ...
... but it doesn't work when everyone is constantly jostling for space on the trail, so I inevitably showed up to the station completely soaked and the lady there simply said "mayo" when I asked whether there were any buses back to Nanchang.
"Are you kidding? I took a bus from nanchang here!"
"What about Jiujiang?"
"Ming tian" (tomorrow)
"What? are you serious, why are all those buses constantly leaving???"
The hostel isn't very nice. The bathrooms, dorms, and beds leave a lot to be desired. And given that we are paying what we were paying two nights ago, it seems a bit ridiculous. But there really wasn't much choice. When we first arrived at our hotel two nights ago, we requested three nights. Only two, she said. Blast! So we went on a long, fruitless search for a hotel that would take us on the night of 1 October. ...
Predictably, this whole area cost us 180RMB just to enter; predictably, we paid up without complaint because this is China, where you can still get full on a dollar yet pay close to thirty dollars per person to enter a scenic area.
Lushan has a history as a summer mountain retreat first for Europeans in the late 1800s (Pearl S. Buck lived here), then for the Guomingdang (Chiang Kai-Shek's party) rulers until, of course, Chiang and his fellows ...
... the parents came over and started asking for pictures too which was pretty cool.
We moved on to an area of grass with on-one around and again within minutes we were surrounded. There was a camera crew for a television show, they placed themselves right next to us. They were interviewing children for talent shows and they just got closer and closer, i'm pretty sure we were in their shots. They were almost standing on us. One woman came and joined us, she ...