This was another great vacation. Went with three girls from my trip to Yangshuo. We took a lot of busses for this trip. First went to the city of Hangzhou. I think 87 percent of the people I saw were senior citizens. Don’t really know what was up with that… but then again, it’s a beautiful city that surrounds a lake. So. Maybe the St. George of the area? Ha. We just kind of wandered around the city and took a day to look at extremely elaborate Buddha temples and carvings in the side of the mountain. Lovely time.
The yellow mountains were pretty rad. However, “hiking” in China means a trail with stone steps to the top. So this hike was 5,000 steps…. Straight up, to the tip top of Huangshan. It took 2 ½ hours up and we ran down it in one hour. Beautiful views and clear air!!!
Our only really swell option for getting home was a sleeper train (even though getting home would have taken 3 hours in a car). It was supposedly ten hours long but took 12 when it was all said and done. The squatter on this train was clean (thumbs up) and I hung out with some random Chinese girls for a while, prank calling their friends and speaking to them quickly in English.
Halloween was pretty fun at the school. The kids are just learning how to trick-or-treat, so they yelled “TRICK OR TREAT, TRICK OR TREAT!” at me every time I ran into them for one whole week. I love them. Alright. Thanks for the emails and commenting on my blog! Sorry I can’t comment back…. My hacking websites don’t allow it. But like my sister Corrine’s high school bumper sticker said, “It’s all good.”
Wo Ai Ni