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... to book him for a day trip. We didn't.
Our hotel in Wuzhishan was lovely. We stayed in a beautiful villa, set in well-tended gardens, with trees, lily ponds with goldfish and palm trees. There was a pool that we swam in on the day it didn't rain much, and all in all it was a lovely place to spend a few days and relax.
There were very few tourists there, and absolutely no foreigners. In fact we didn't see another foreigner the entire ...
... se faire trés mal aux genoux par exemple, mais aussi tout bonnement de tomber, auquel cas, je ne vois pas comment on s'en sort vivant. Sinon trés trés amoché!
Heureusement, la méteo était avec moi. Trés beau ciel bleu, bien dégagé, j'ai pu donc profiter de la vue une fois tout en haut. Et prendre quelques photos.
Le couple qui montait en même temps que moi sur le tout dernier tronçon est de Baoting. C'était la 5eme fois qu'ils montaient en haut.
... hotel. We were hoping for a home stay type arrangement but turns out the rooms are just above his shop.
Wuzhishan is our first exposure to a small Chinese village. There were animals running everywhere - Sows with piglets, ducks, chickens, dogs, cows. There are children playing in the dirt streets enjoying their one day off (schooling here is Mon-Sat). The peak of the mountain - tomorrows mission looms in the background.
After a scrummy dinner ...
... was several kilometers from the actual mountain. Several motor-cart taxi drivers lounged about. Two women vigorously bargained for a motor-taxi to the mountain. The set price seemed to be 5 kuai per person, regardless of number going, but this woman went on and on, trying so hard to get the ride for 4 kuai per. We politely stood back for a time, not wanting to mess her up, but finally, as she wrangled on and on to the disinterested taxi-driver, ...
... the nearby mountain (also called Wuzhishan/五指山). We haven't done much hiking on this trip yet, and a kinda-plan to hike Huang Shan in Hunan fell through, so here we came.
Getting to the mountain isn't too difficult, but climbing it is. It starts off easy enough, but quickly becomes a very steep ascent that is extremely tiring. There are no switchbacks on this mountain, and you certainly suffer for it. Let me be clear: even though ...