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 ...
... which gave me a brief bit of time to recuperate. The scenery on the way up was quite pretty. When we arrived at the hostel, Bill set off on another hike while I settled in to rest my weary legs for a bit. We agreed to meet up later at a peak about 40 minutes away from the hostel to catch the sunset. When I arrived there, the number of people gathered to photograph the sunset was unbelievable. Probably a couple hundred. But the clouds got in the way and everyone left. Bill and I had ...
... 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 ...
... explore the mountains.The first point of call was breakfast (a choice of two options, Chinese or English). As the Chinese breakfast was free we chose this option....mistake!! As Harry ate, what can only be described as gruel, I smiled politely and refused to eat! Another day on an empty stomach!
We went went up the mountain today which was beautiful, awe inspiring, totally amazing. It looked like where ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service