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SAT APRIL 28
\nUpon arrival, standing ti exit plane.
\nFelt my heart rate rise and a feelng that my skin was very hot around 1140. Just prior, the pilot made a,sharp ascent, guess we got to close to a mountain lol? Dunno. We were amidst clouds.
\n1143 feel pressure at my temples and chest
\n1147 still flying. Ears keep popping.
\nCabin is pressurized, so iam i feeling altitude effects?
\nThe Temperature has dropped. Ioooooooooooooooioioooioooooooooo
\nJust passed a Monastery in.a valley. More green more terraced mountains. The whiteness is blinding.
\nI should research effects of altitude at varying levels.
\n1154 landing gear down!
\nI feel Happy, content, excited, curious, tired, amazed...
\nStayed up a little late last night, but slept well.
\nNow we ARE flying PARALLEL and BELOW mountain tops!
\n1157 smooth landing!
\nI feel slightly dizzy and off wonder what that is...priest smelled of sweet sandalwood.
\nI.defn feel. Out of breath. And.heart beating. Wow
\nTo walk amd stand.at counter makes me slightly dizzy
\nBoth roads to the hotel and town are blocked are blocked and closed,so it looks like i'm stuck at the Airport. hotel says remain at airport til they can come get me when Road is cleared. It's a one room airport with one lobby, one arrival area, small estaurant.
\nWalking 10m to the bathroom makes me.dizzy, out of breath, and double or blurry vision.
\nPucked up ny hotel about 140
\nMany rock Cairns along Road side.
\nAte too much,.maybe altitude. Stomach hurts.
\nJust saw truck off the Road then a Tibetan house. Then 2black pigs.
\nStopped due to blocked road. Traffic jam yak.
\nAbout a mile of truck backed up.
\nShing do chao 新都桥
\nSunday APRIL 29
\n1247pm 35km to Kangding!
\nYes, lots if truck off the road. But all trucks in front of hotel were gone this AM. Driver is making an interesting drive, passing trucks on curvy hair pins w an inch to spare before cars coming toward us hit head on.
\n1pm. Still about 20km from Kangding. 40 more minutes of near misses. Luckily, i know my karma is not a car or bike wreck.
\nCan smell burning brakes, clutches. .. now we're at a standstill.
\nAmazing how many motorcycles are ridden here!
\n120pm. Through a valley of green and Hamlet. Popular cycling route. Ears popping.
\nNow i see why Roads were closed yesterday. Cant imagine driving in snows!
\nDriver. Switching station and passed gangnam styles. Lol
\nAltitude is great for weight los
\nMONDAY APRIL 30 1140
\nFinally leaving for the Day
\nTwelve forty hit Europe the mountain to me.Do you have yellow brick road the golden path to the temple.Matter to people sitting on grass along the way and then invited me to eat with them.
\nTwelve fifty four pm.I keep saying,i'm going to stop and something up ahead,catches my eye. I wish I had brought that second bottle of water after all.
\nhow i hear the temple gongs
\nI keep finding side trails that lead to sm grotto resting spots or meditation spot.
\nPast same two girls taking yellow flowers,hand motion for tea or eating. Everyone asks.igo iog? Am i alone?Just one?
\n all of that was worth this?One view
\nBed n table. Are. 200ea. =320!!
\n250¥ at temple.
\n200¥taxi to airport
\nHeading NNW before going SSW to arrive at the airport. From Jiamuzun, we drove SSE, then NNE to arrive Kangding.
\nHorses all in the road. Driver going very fast! And rois very uneven and bumpy though perfectly paved... bouncy ride!
\nIf I could have a job similar to what I have now making the same amount of money in Kangding, id buy a little house up the hill, with some land, het.a horse. And a caretaker and.hike and ride and camp every weekend. ...
\n250pm. All the mountains we were driving btwn, we atre now nearing the top...ears popping!
\nmany.ppl driving Horses on the road.
\nWe're up with the snow now. Not too far from.the clouds either!
\nLots of rockslide on. This road. Wonder how It's kept clear.
\nPart of me says i should brscared on this drive, but i can't really locate the fear.
\n306pm. Just passed nomad tents!! Wow!
\nSo now we'ron top in sleet and a large tent village on a wintry grassland plateau. Now i know what virgin snow means.
\nAt the.top, prayer flags on Cairns. Im scared. Now bc we atr going down and he is going faster. ..!
\n318pm. Not descending so much... forgot airport is super .
\nWe. left at 150pm, It now 325amd we round the curve to airport.
\nSoon.as i.get out to enter airport i am dizzy, vision off , and winded again .
\nWent from fifty five down to 40 up here at the airport... and snowing. Hope flight is not delayed!
\nBack in Kangding
\nHeading back to Lucheng town . Flight cancel . Terrifying bus Back. .Blizzard conditions.
\nWonderful airport agents who rode the bus back stood outside in the rain and helped me get a taxi?The back to the hotel.
\nSix hundred and ninety eight stepsTo hotel. I'm glad my flight was canceled. It gave me the opportunity to enjoy dinner and dancing and talk to an Austrian couple.
\nI have so many memories from the short trip was going to take days to write it all down.
\nNuwe manager found me I carpool. During the rave dance club music.The CBA or offensive E E s I know it's break time thing and bad driving,I .
\nWe stopped for a cigarette break,but not a bathroom break.
\nOng we Just picked up another person. So now 5 people in.a sedan
\nAm hour of this and im already missing tje Terrifying ride thru the blizzard.
\nI am some amazing food.At the hotel. Yak and side dishes that were wholly different but a reminiscent of banchan. souo..cheese baozhe coffeee. Latte at Himalayan coffee so good. Zhide eggs.