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... the way we came which is more direct but a bit steeper. Laura, Mark, Myself and the 2 Ukrainians favored the new longer route whilst the others wanted to go back the way we came (panicking that we wouldn't get back in time despite it clearly saying on the map that the new path was only 10 minutes longer. It was a little tense but most of that was down to two days of walking and the tired effects that produces.
In the end we split up and arranged to meet ...
The plan was to climb Tianmen (not to be confused with a square) mountain which dominated the skyline to the south (think I put up a picture of the place in my last blog) originally we planned to meet up with a tour guide Laura had booked but following advice from westerners (basically anyone who isn't Chinese. Americans, French, Russians etc) and our hotel manager we took the decision to cancel the night before (he was overcharging us by quite a margin ...
... advantage by either visiting family or going on a major tourist binge. This results in complete chaos (more so than usual) on the roads and taxi drivers charging ridiculous prices (40 RMB (40P) for a journey that costs 15RMB (15P) normally, daylight robbery!) and a massive increase in people on the sidewalks, buses, subway and tourist attractions. For a minor claustrophobic it wasn't always pleasant but I got through it.
Anyhow, the day before we traveled to ...
... fried rice topped off with a good nights sleep.
Day long two train ride to Beijing. The first train was a hard seat returning to Yichang. Our seats were occupied by a mother and her sleeping toddler son. Very long 4 hour train. Once in Yichang we changed to the much nicer high speed train. This was an 8 hour ride but since the high speed trains cost more, the people are slightly (just slightly) more respectful. I slept most of the ...
... and their young children doing outdoor activities in country locations. The children are about 5 to 10 years old and are very cute. I cannot imagine we would ever get that program with Australian actors and their kids! We also found The Biggest Loser in the Chinese version so Gemma practised listening for the numbers (weights and percentage lost). We had an early night as we are planning to go for a walk tomorrow to find the lake from yesterday. Good night from Wulingyuan ...