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TLG III Or, the not so perfect day starts

Qiaotou, China


Day two in the gorge seems so long ago... Today is Thursday, Day two was Tuesday. The plan was to hike to the second guest House away, a 4.5 hour hike that we had all day to do. No rush. Noodle soup for breakfast [I've stopped ordering noodles here as they really are a northern specialty, the noodles down here are just packaged pasta - not the homemade yumminess that they serve in Beijing.] Now for the most challenging part of the hike: 28 Bends, two dozen plus four switch backs [I did not count to confirm] with significant elevation gain. They were not the most fun for me, mostly because I had brought a chest cold with me and the air in my inhalations, under extra pressure of high elevation and under the weight of a backpack, were not finding the membranes of my aveoli as usual. Cough, cough, hack...

I was a bit dismayed to find that when we had accomplished this infamously toughest portion of the trail we immediately descended in altitude. All that gain in elevation was for naught? The rest of the hike was much easier. We made the first guest House [Tea Horse GH] hoping to stop for the hour Thai massage. It was closed! They served us complementary tea and we pressed on.

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China
tagged Tea, Cold, Massage, Elevation, Congestion, Cough, Bends and 28

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Nu wirds aber knapp

Bangkok, Thailand


Ich muss mich kurz fassen: in 8, oh, nein, jetzt sind es nur noch 6 Minuten stürzen wir uns wieder in die Innenstadt von Bangkok. Wir wollen nämlich einen Kochkurs besuchen, der spontan von heute morgen um 9 auf in 40-6 Minuten verschoben wurde. Da wir aber schon wach Waren, haben wir den gewonnenen Morgen für eine Fußmassage genutzt. Und das bei den Meistern: an der Wat Pho Massage Schule. Der Tempel hat diese uralte Tradition vor dem Untergang bewahrt, viele Statuen auf dem Gelände zeugen davon. Aber nicht nur das hat der Tempel zu bieten: ein der größte goldene Buddha liegt hier. Er ist so groß, dass das schützende Haus wirklich auf einen cm außen-herum passt. Bilder gibts, wenn die Verbindung schnell genug ist.

So, die Zeit ist um: nun auf zum Kochlöffelschwingen!!

PS: hier ein paar Bilder!





permalink written by  MaxTheDay on October 4, 2012 from Bangkok, Thailand
from the travel blog: MaTi in Südostasien
tagged Watpho, Massage and Kochen

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