Two weeks before I left school I went for a Sunday day-trip to Shaolin where it all began with Jon and Laurient.
It was a mission to get there. We got a taxi to the city and then a bus from the station all without hitch and in very good time. It was only after the 2nd stop off that we realised that we had got the tourist bust that stopped off at every possible tourist destination on the way. What should have taken 1 and a half hours in fact took almost 4. Oh dear, we were worried we wouldn’t get ack in time for the 6.40 meeting at school. Big trouble ahead, we did think!
Passes some interesting landscapes on the way… I think it was a quarry for brick clay that has is now farmland. What do you think?…
We stopped first at a temple complex. The 3 of us decided not to go in as we were all on a budget. Instead we took a liesurely stroll up the side of the mountain. The weather was very pleasant and the scenery splendid. Nice to be out of a busy place and somewhere a lot calmer.