Travel Blogs from Zhangjiajie
... mistakes but I have to admit that some are pretty entertaining and then others I just scratch my head as I have no clue what it is supposed to me. I have seen anything from 'a bowel of slut' on a lunch menu, to 'unrecyclable' on a garbage can, to today at the bus station 'Security, a pit mouth'. After a four hour bus ride we arrived in Fenghuang for a two night stay. See my next blog entry to examine the pictures of this beautiful ancient ...
... was seeing the wild monkeys. They are pretty aggressive if you aren't careful and we did see them steal a man's apple in a bag. There were signs saying 'no teasing the wild monkeys' but I think it was more like the monkeys teasing the tourists. The evening was spent at a guesthouse in Yushan, still within the park. This little village did not have much other than guesthouses but we did find a place for a massage. A terrific reflexology massage was a great way to finish off our ...
... photos. I had only seen oriental tourists while walking around so I was in the minority being a white foreigner. I stopped off at a series of other stunning viewpoints and got stopped by a rep from coca cola, was given a bottle of coke and then had to pose for a photo cross linking my arms with another. There were many groups of them around Zhanjiajie so I ended up being cornered again and got a second bottle. It gave me the energy I needed to make it around. I certainly ...
... sheer drops. The defining feature of Tianmen mountain is a huge hole in the side which people have flown through with both planes and wing suits. There were 990 steps to walk up to it (we counted) where you could stand in the archway and look at the views down both sides. There are pieces of red fabric tied onto trees everywhere where people have written down their wishes and leave them for the gods to grant.
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N: This morning we went on a little sight seeing train to see the mountains from the bottom. We couldn't take any good pictures because the mountains looked too dark against the bright sky. They had an area with monkeys. Have you ever watched monkeys in a zoo? They are so funny! They remind me of people. I guess you know that your Dad fenced in college. I'm glad you enjoy it.
G: That describes our last two days in the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLantian Hotel Zhangjiajie
Despite an imposing lobby, out room as rather scruffy with many stains and dirty marks on the lounge and carpet and even on the slippers. Basic amenities & just a couple of teabags were there, but the mini bar was empty and botlles of water were 10 yuan each - no usual complimentary bottles here. The internet didn't work, but as we were only here for one night (this time) we didn't bother to see if it could be fixed. The basin drain leaked soapy water, and the thin towels were more grey than white.
Although there was an extensive Chinese breakfast & enough for us, many of the dishes were only luke warm. The worst part was the dirty table cloths & place mats that still had splashes of food on them -- obviously not replaced since the last eaters. We checked out all tables searching for a clean one - no success!
Even though the hotel caters for mainly Chinese customers, (as we'd expected) we have stayed in many hotels in remoter parts of China without a Western emphasis and found them to be fine - and clean! Althought the room did have a new hairdryer and electric jug, this hotel was not up to our expected standard.
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