Breaking up a fight and heading back to Zhongdian
Trip Start Sep 01, 2006
110Trip End Aug 31, 2007
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I got up a lot later and to tried to organise a minibus to Qiaotou. The waitresses pointed me in the direction father who turned out to be the man with the stick from last night. Brilliant! He told me to tell his daughter when we wanted to go because he wouldn't be here. He spent the rest of the time giving me funny looks during breakfast.
A minibus turned up at 9:30 and myself, Johan and the man got in it. Wasn't there any escape?
The road to Qiaotou was pretty dodgy. The road hugged the side of the gorge and there was at least a three hundred metre vertical drop for the whole way. Luckily we had one of the few careful drivers in China.
In Qiaotou we came across a minibus driver going to Zhongdian. Despite him wanting 150 yuan to take us to Zhongdian we got him down to 60. He only agreed to this after 10 minutes and because he knew the real bus was due in 2 minutes. We met an Aussie girl (Jane) at the bus station going in the same direction. Between the three of us we managed to save a massive 1 yuan on the bus fare! Johan wasn't keen on the minibus as he didn't trust the driver but as a minibus meant a non-smoking trip and leg room I managed to convince him. We arrived safely although there was a slight detour to deliver several bags of rice. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the surprisingly hard task of finding some blank CDs. I know have three hours to get ready for the next dancing session in the town square. Wish me luck.