Zhangjiajie Minnan International Hotel
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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 ...
... blatantly have different tastes!
So, after that excursion, it was time to leave and head to Shanghai! There was only one problem, the journey was 20 hours and all the sleeper carriages had sold out. Hard seats for us. I could moan and groan about how horrific the journey was but instead I will summarise - 3 sick travel buddies, 20+ Chinese starers/talkers/pokers and inspectors, richter scale worthy toilet smells, 4 photographs, endless dead batteries and 3 extra hours.. We made it.
... with brushes) and large bottles of ink every day. We found some more Chinglish - the baby wipes had 'hello, my name is ddung" on them and another package had 'paddy feel'. There was the Mr Muscle brand and good old M&M's. Jackie Chan was advertising 'anti - hair fall' shampoo. The staff on the floor must have wondered what we were laughing at but when we left to go back down the stairs, the three woman all said 'goodbye' then cracked up laughing at themselves. ...