Travel Blogs from Dengfeng
... put into place. It's a steep 3 hour slog up a mountain composed of nothing but stairs. The peak is busy and not very clean making it somewhat disappointing, but the route goes through a number of mountainside Buddhist settlements and temples which more than make up for the anticlimactic finish.
Without any westerner sightings for a couple of days now, Dengfeng has been a true Chinese experience. We ...
... in the middle to divide the directions. Sounds like the folks in charge prepped the city for growth quite well, right? .... well ...
Problem 1 - I don't think anyone on these roads has received drivers training basically making the fancy road markings nothing more than western eye candy. Cars drive in between lanes, cut off oncoming traffic, drive against oncoming traffic, drive diagonally, nobody bothers to signal ...
... degree heat!! Once at the top we wrote a wish on some ribbon and tied in to the wish tree where hundreds of wishes had been tied. We then had to go all the way back down. We were exhausted! We walked around the temples and went to the forest of pagodas where famous monks were buried. Finally we went to watch a Kung fu show which was good but not as fun as the show at the orphanage but was still pretty impressive! It was then back on another sleeper train tonight on our way to ...
... where the children practice Kung Fu all day everyday! They put a show on for us, including breaking slate with their head and popping a balloon through glass with a needle! They then gave us a Kung fu lesson where we learnt a basic (NOT basic!) routine! It was so much fun. We then went back to the hostel which although was the poorest city, it was the nicest bed we have slept in so ...
Mark has now had four two-hour training sessions with the monks at the Shaolin Temple and was very anxious that we not be late. Today we took a hike up to the top of the mountain behind the temple to see the Buddha erected near the cave where the original monk meditated for nine years after arriving from India. There he created the form movements that have become Kung Fu. The climb was almost 1500 FT straight vertical ...
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