100 year old tree's, Monster sized Spiders and zip lines!

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I don't think you can even call this chinglish!!!

We woke up at 6:30 which sucked because it was sat. and I don’t wake up that early even for work. We ate breakfast which was a type of porridge with a spicy taste and clumpy huge bread with juice and some vegetables (this is a normal Chinese breakfast if you are interested). Then took an hour drive to a nearby lake I was told they were going to be drifting boats (I assumed that it was going to be like the New Zealand style boats that go like 80 mph (140ish kph) and fly and drift and I would be freaking out so I was excited but, it ended up being a little slower I think we went around 7 mph (still fun though) we got to visit some villages that lived on the lake shore.

One village had a tree that was 500 years old and would give you good luck if you bought water or a red cloth for it.

Snake to eat!
It was a cool tree I doubt its powers for luck and health though… Also they have a little market for the tourists (which happened to be all 70 of us in the company). They sold random foods (snake and scorpion) I wanted those but everyone said I couldn’t have them no fun! Then they had like “ancient Chinese secret” medicines weird and handmade pipe’s. We rode on this boat for around 2 hours or so around to little villages and looking at scenes. We went to a place with a cool creek by it so I explored of course while everyone else shopped!

Then we went to a fast creek with little rapids like rafting basically! We were on the little creek for about only 30 ish min. It was small but really fun it was all fast and bumpy! We had a huge companywide water fight! The deepest the creek got was prolly 6 ft.

enough to back flip off the raft! We started off getting pushed off through this funnel cattle resembling gate on to the creek kind of interesting, we had 1 paddle too. Sorry I got only one picture! The only bad part of this event was when I steered us into the trees and in about a minute my partner was like SPIDERS!!!! I had 3 spiders on my back one NO Kidding the size of my fist! The other two were smaller but a little bigger than a quarter. I said in Chinese “Shem ma? WO KAO!!!” translation! “WHAT? OH SHIT!!!” I jumped out of the raft after I got my life vest off and my partner finished smacking my back. I couldn’t stop jumping on the raft so I jumped out then got back in! I hate spiders. I got bit by a brown recluse baby spider when I was around 13yrs. Old it sucked! So that’s why I hate spiders!

Then we went to have lunch at this huge water fall! I thought it was one of the prettiest things I have seen in China till I went to the beach 20 KM from my house here.

fellow employees!
We had a picnic and took photos! Then we climbed this little mnt. here by the water fall. I saw these people doing a zip line over the falls and was like sweet but it probably costs a lot! Then once we got to the top I heard that our company paied for anyone who wanted to go on it. So I jumped in line. It was pretty sweet and fast and fun! I enjoyed this a lot if your ever in Dan Dong go here. It’s a must see and its free!

Then we went back to Dan Dong which took 2 hours then we went to dinner after I explored for a little bit I found a little festival celebration in a nearby square! Then we went to a nice restaurant to feast like kings. I eat like a king on the weekend and eat very little during the week. I always love company dinners there always great food and fun times are had by all! WE ate and drank lots then the remaining guys went and walked the pier that overlooked the river that separated N.

Forest...
Korea and Chinas boarders. Then we decided that for some reason we needed some BBQ (in china BBQ is either lamb, beef, fish or chicken meat squired then cooked with spices) we ate and drank more then started to play the Chinese version of hakie sack it was hilarious! Then we went back to the hotel and slept!

AdrenalineJunkie13 says:
Tell me about it!
Posted on: Jul 10, 2008
pinchora says:
doing zip lines to the falls would be amazing!!! And that's even more awesome the company paid for the experience!!!
Posted on: Jul 09, 2008
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Snake to eat!
Snake to eat!
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Creek
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I like this pic.
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old monk moistary
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ME!
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Man getting in boat.
100 year old tree
100 year old tree
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Market
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There were these racing cars when…
Ahhhh
Ahhhh
nice view!
nice view!
Are you talkin to Me?
Are you talkin to Me?
weeeeeeeeehhh!
weeeeeeeeehhh!
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square! festival
local band
local band
at the river rafting the end
at the river rafting the end
the end of the rafting river
the end of the rafting river
Champaign
Champaign
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he shook it up adn sprayed it eve…
The whole square was dancing!
The whole square was dancing!
Gam bei! Cheers
Gam bei! Cheers
It was so GOOD! I want some now!
It was so GOOD! I want some now!
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full steam ahead! after a couple …
the equivalent to US style haki sa…
the equivalent to US style haki s…
haki sack
haki sack
My boss toasting to every one!
My boss toasting to every one!
Club called tomorrows today?
Club called tomorrows today?
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