Pine Ridge Lodge
Travel Blogs from Huangshan
... but it's definitely not!
You do need a good conditions and it's not great for the knees either.
Well the rain stopped after a while and most of the way was covered in thick fog and the high humidity prevented the sweat from evaporating. This means that you sweat like a you-know-what and arrive on top completely drenched!
And guess what... on top there are many more steps waiting just for you to climb! The summit(s) consist of a network ...
... have made. He was great company and fluent in both Chinese and English which was supremely useful as the English signage on Huangshan is horrible. The number of times he had to ask directions tells me the Chinese signage wasn't all that great either. I made the very foolish mistake of bringing everything up the mountain with me in my backpack. Given the crazy steep stairs all the way up, this did not go well. My hiking buddy Bill very nicely traded packs with me when I was ...
... pond area surrounded by beautiful old homes with classic roof lines. It was here that several of the heroes of the movie “walked across the water” in a number of scenes. After our tour of the village, we headed to the bamboo forest which was also used for filming the movie. It is a natural forest in the mountains behind Hongcun. The bamboo is interspersed with high mountain tea bushes, for which the spring picking season just ...
... large garden areas and it inspires us to consider doing something more in Maui.
Lunch is at one of the most renowned pot sticker restaurants in Asia, Ding Tai Feng, which started in Taipei and now has locations in several cities in China. The food was really great, and we especially liked the chestnut and chestnut paste in steamed dumplings/pot stickers for dessert.
Now we are off to the closer in domestic airport, for our journey ...
... hours is thr shortest. I took a cable car down, waited for the bus and took it to Hanzhou. I was dropped off at night in the city, with nothing in sight. A strange man on a moped offered to take me to a place for 20 kuai. not cheap, but not bad either. I hopped on the moped and we dashed away! He then brought me to modern esque hotel that looks nice. Not cheap, not pricy considering this is apparently a big city. And then I discovered that i should have probably put on more sunscreen...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service