Lushan Taiji Hotel
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... truly beautiful, but most of it was steep inclines, rocky stairs and the promise of not much farther. Trevor eventually turned back as we got to a point where it was just too steep for his back. I went on and was exhilarated to see wild monkeys coming out of the bush on sunset, a gorgeous shrine in the middle of the mountains and found a wonderful gift for my husband. Glad to be back at the hotel and after a looong hot shower, hope that my feet forgive me in the ...
... 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 ...
... Excellent selection of chinese learning materials. Had a fun conversation with one of the sales staff. Very earnestly trying to learn english, and doing quite well for no formal schooling.
5) Got back to hotel to leave again. For HOT POT! Nummers. Hot. Pot. Macau style. Very good.
Today was mostly about the great wall. By modern standards of architechture, it is big. Even ...