Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend in Fuyang


Ahhhhh…The weekend is over and already this Monday has started off pouring down rain. I’m trying to find things to do with myself now that I’m done with class, but the rain is seriously putting a cramp on my outside plans. I did manage to get a small bike ride in today before the downpour started.

At least I had a great weekend to be thankful for. We stayed in and around town this weekend, which was nice and low key. Friday night we had some friends, who haven’t been in Fuyang very long, over for dinner and then we all headed to our local pub Music House, where we remembered Michael Jackson and danced the night away. It was fun to go out. Eliot and I haven’t been going out as much recently. I think we’re both just a little burned out on the small town scene. There’s one bar that we’ve been going to for the last 10 months and needless to say, we’re ready for a change. Saturday night we headed to Hangzhou (the big city that’s an hour away from where we live) to watch the rugby match (my first time ever) on TV, between South Africa and Great Britain. It was definitely an exciting and physical game with the British leading most of the time and South Africa pulling it all off at the last minute.

On Sunday we really wanted to go see something around our town. There’s a Fuyang tourism website that has information about different places nearby and we read about a place called Tian Zhong Shan, or Heavenly Clock Mountain. It’s supposed to be an easy hike up a small mountain, with a lot of streams and small waterfalls. But, as with everything in China, there were no directions on how to get there; it only said to take a bus from Fuyang station. Knowing it was near Fuyang we really wanted to take the motorbike so we did a quick Google Earth search of the place, which gave us a rough location and decided to try and find it ourselves based off that.

Here are the photos of what we found:

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~I may have too many pictures of bamboo.~

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~The Mountain~

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~Swings~

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~Creek~

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~Swinging Bridge~

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~Lots of green!~

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~Resting Dragonfly~

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~Small Fall~

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~Eliot~

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~Boulders~

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~Another Fall~

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~Orange wildflowers~

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1 comment:

samantha said...

Your pictures are beautiful Ashley! I love the carvings into the boulder at the waterfall.

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