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... movies which has earned it the nickname of "Avatar Park" amongst those who find its actual name too ************ounce. Reaching the park was to be a challenge however – the huge numbers of visitors that arrive each year are mostly domestic, meaning that there is a total lack of English-language information. A few friends of mine had visited the park and were surprised to hear that we would be attempting to travel there without a Mandarin speaker – so I ...
... she even asked us to sign papers saying that we would be okay if she used the pictures in adverts back in Ukraine) so for all I know, I could be on a billboard in Kiev looking hot and sweaty after a long climb.
Anyhow we eventually came across a steel rickety bridge across the canyon we had been walking up. We hadn't even reached the mountain summit and already the scenery took your breath away. The bridge itself felt extremely unstable and at 500ft+, it ...
... visitors there were, we even found another glass walkway which was quite terrifying. Unlike other members of my family, I don't suffer vertigo, but even I was feeling a little bit giddy looking out across the other mountains far below (and indeed down through the glass).
It is at this point that both my camera and phone decided to die on me (school boy error I know) so I am not able to show what happened next. We kept travelling round the mountain until ...
... as there were some of my group of friends who wouldn't be travelling with us), we decided to have a mini tourist day of our own in Changsha. Inside downtown Changsha, there is a giant country park which is at a guess twice the size of New York's Central Park called "Martyr Park" at the center is a tall monument to those who "fell in battle in our glorious triumph over the Japanese".
For once even the weather was beautiful (I should point out that a bad day in China is ...
... mid afternoon and there was not many hours of daylight left. This meant clambering up the mountain at warp speed criss crossing over the lower falls and up the steep slippery paths. Leaf permitted us regimented two minute rest breaks before rushing us further upwards. The waterfall was incredible so the walk was well worth it. And whilst we slip slided our way back down Leaf walked confidently at the front never putting a foot wrong despite the fact ...