Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
This year, the Wuxi weather switch seems to be stuck half way. The weather is absolutely beautiful. The temperature is hovering in the high 20s every day. The sky is clear, blue and sunny which has left me wondering if all the factories have stopped work for a while. Some days it even feels like I am at home in the fresh air!
In fact, when Dad arrived in Wuxi, he was surprised. He thought that I had been exaggerating about the air pollution. He just happened to be here on some of the clearest days I have ever seen in Wuxi.
I feel like I have a new wardrobe because I am wearing clothes that I haven’t been able to wear before – those in-between season clothes – it’s great!
Whilst I am hoping that the switch remains stuck for a few more weeks, I'm not getting my hopes up. This morning has dawned hot but rainy and the temperature is due to drop 10 degrees over the next few days. Maybe it's time to bring out the boots?
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
At the end of the walk, I found a (relatively) quiet and sunny spot to sit and relax with some water, some rice snacks and my journal. So lovely. After a rest, I headed back to the cable car for a knee saving ride to the bottom.
Finally, I can see the mountains!
I’m currently back in Huang Shan for a second time. When my mind is set on something, I become focused on achieving that – seeing Huang Shan on a clear day was my mission. After 14 hours of travel (13 on the train, 1 on the bus), I arrived at Huang Shan this morning. My plan was to catch the cable car up, hike around the West Sea Canyon and then head back to Tunxi on the same day for a relaxing Sunday.