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... than a few butt-clenching moments going up the mountain, as he overtook cars, buses, trucks and anything else on the road (which was like a snake, with that many blind corners it was ridiculous) and cut them off with a swift manoeuvre that would have impressed the guys from Top Gear no end. So we finally got to the top of the mountain, checked into our hotel (another one) and proceeded to go for a 'short walk' around the village and to the mountain. The village ...
... back to the Institute for a bite of lunch (which kept coming and coming and coming) - we were seriously stuffed.
Checked into our new hotel - the XiaHia Hot Springs hotel, then were whisked off to be shown the local dam - which had heaps of mountains surrounding it - if it wasn't for the fact that we were so full, we would have gone on a boat ride, but to be honest we'd both had enough for the day, and were happy enough just to walk around for a bit, then back to the ...
... refreshing for a time.
I remember thinking, "This isn't so bad why are you whining about the rain and clouds? None of the spectacular views were visible, but there's fresh air, some relative solitude and some good hearty exercise to be had!" all these things were running through my head when suddenly the skies opened and it started pouring!
I was halfway through the hike and then even longer than that from the bus station once i finished it. I had ...
... t say I said it.
We basically stayed in town yesterday; following our own advice, we were primarily alone on the forest paths most of the time even though there were crowds flowing by us on the road 10 meters away. The cool thing about this place really is the paths everywhere; some are no more than a slightly worn trail through the underbrush, while some are paved, but all are mostly human-free. Even ...
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 ...