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... in Chengdu and as luck would
have it, we arrived just in time for a dumpling party. The whole hostel was
given a bowl of ingredients and about 300 dumpling wrappers and told to get to
work. It was delicious. We got to chat to our fellow backpackers and we all had
a good old vent about some of the things that were bugging us about China.
The next day, we headed to the airport to board a flight to
Guilin and hopefully a little serenity.
... They found our reservation, asked for our passports and then informed us our reservation had expired and that they had no more rooms left except for a deluxe suite which ran over 1000 rmb a night! No way. We knew they were fleecing us after seeing our Canadian passports so we frantically tried to find another place. Miraculously he found us a room, the exact same one for 40 rmb over our original price. We gave in and booked it for two nights and headed upstairs for ...
Today we spent the day in Dujiangyan, northwest of Chengdu. This region is famous for its ancient irrigation system, and also for the devastating earthquake of 2008. We started with a pleasant drive out of Chengdu - nice to be on an open highway surrounded by lush vegetation, after a week of city driving. Our first stop was a small residential area that was built by the government for farmers who had lost their homes ...
... jumping aboard mid trip along with their executioner who cackled whilst gesturing the method of murder that would be implecated later on to me. We had a few laughs with a strange one way conversation before she shoved her poultry into a basket and jumped off the rickety vehicle.
The park was beautiful, well kept, and definitly well worth the trip out. We poked our heads in the various cave shrines and wandered past the fountains, each bearing a crazy story of how ...
... At this point a thick cloud had descended over us so we had no view of the great mountain. We kept our fingers crossed for tomorrow.
We ate, played cards and drank till around 10pm. The drinking (water only) was important as staying hydrated can help with altitude sickness. Luckily I was feeling OK.
Until I woke up the next morning. My head felt like someone was banging it with a rock and I felt constantly nauseous. Not a good ...