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Published: February 11th 2017
So my time in Emeishan was a bit of a wash out quite literally with the rain. When i arrived jumped on my bus as advised by my new best friend apple maps and off i went. We came to a crossroads where the driver started shouting in Chinese and everyone got off so of course i followed i walked the rest of the way luckily it wasn't to far found a place called Witty monkey hotel so went in to get settled apparently my booking wasn't there and was advised it was further up the street ok there is 2 easy enough mistake to make eh. So i continued following my map and turned in to a side street where i spoke to a further 2 people before being directed again to the hotel on the corner where i was supposed to be staying.
Well supposed to be are the primary words in that sentence i have never met anybody so rude i was told that they had no connection with where i had made the booking and that they did not have a booking for me despite showing this person multiple times my booking confirmation email
and also showing her that i could book further days at their hotel right in front of her but she just kept telling me no and that it wasn't her problem and that i should call my company furious.com in the end i walked out as i was getting nowhere and had to go and pay through the noes for another hotel :'(
Never mind i told myself its fine now i have a room and I'm back on track. I got up at 6am the next day to get ready to go up the mountain only to find out the weather was horrid and even if i managed to get to the peak it would be likely that I wouldn't be able to see anything hmmm i wandered around to the ticket office and found out that to go up the mountain was actually a lot more expensive than i had originally anticipated so that was the nail in the coffin sod paying £50 to climb a mountain in the rain to see the fog :/. Decided to take a walk around the base of the mountain and have a look at the few temples in
that area there was still a fair bit of climbing and steep roads to get to them so i still felt like i had, had a bit of a workout my calfs are on fire after the last few days but no pain no gain eh. The temples were pretty and lots of people were lighting their Incense and candles for what i would imagine are their prayers.
I looked in to trying to go back to Chengdu earlier as this was a bit of a waste of time but having already booked train tickets and the hostel in Chengdu being full there was really no point. So i have spent my second day in Emeishan being very boring sitting around the hotel waiting for my time to go to the train station as the rain was heavier today and it was freezing inside and out as they don't really have heating in the south of China genius that thought of that one.
I'm currently on the train on my way back to Chengdu and i can tell you the first thing i will be doing when i get there is having a beer.
I have 8 days to relax there now and see the pandas then off to Japan excited!!
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