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... people and kept asking us questions ("is their hair naturally like that!?" “how old is he? Nooooo! But he looks so old!”). They really took us in. My friend Annika (white girl) even got adopted by an Asian lady! Apparently she’s a “dream daughter” or something
A lot of things happened on that 2 day tour so let me just list some of the highlights:
- We went and saw the largest Buddha in the world
- I feel asleep while sitting down in ...
... Good thing I love spicy food!
Then it was off for a walk to the main square to observe some Chinese Zumba and other activities. This seems is the place to see and be seen. As we approached the main statue we discovered a few locals partaking in a rather strange activity that my host explained was a form of exercise. It basically involves something that looks like an oversized top and a stick with a mini whip on the end. You strike the top to make ...
... showing us her wedding photograph taken in 1958 on their wedding day. Her husbands family bought the house in 1890 from a wealthy person and had lived there ever since. The government had tried to take it away from them in 1990 but they fought it. She was so interesting to listen to and was very critical of the government. She let us taste her home made chilli soy paste which was sublime and her kitchen was simple but efficient. A ...
... I started walking back down the hill. When I reached the bottom, it was too late to get to anywhere else so negotiated a hotel room for $13 (in China terms, disastrous hit on the budget, though looking back, maybe I was being a little overly concerned). Revelled in the relative luxury of having a room to myself, and relaxed with a couple of beers and my book in the room, before having a big dinner to get myself ready for the next ...
... of the most heavily wooded rain forest we have ever seen. The cloudy mist is so thick i dont know how the driver can see.
We arrive at the car park and begin the accent to the top. The top of the mountain is 3100 metres above sea level, so we have to climb 600 metres up by stairs. It will be about 5,000 steps. The mountain is cloaked in a thick mist which gives it a very mystical feeling. Just hope the cloud/mist is not covering the very peak of the mountain