Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chongming Island

I tried to go to Chongming Island 2 years ago, the 3rd biggest island in China, but I could not get the ferry tickets because it was too busy during May Day when people were going home from downtown. But  the ferry tickets are not hard to get this time when it’s still cold early March. We, a 14 people group, went there on a rainy Thursday, and found the weather was just lovely on Friday. We stayed in a farmer’s house. Although the house owner does not quite know how to make her business a little more prosperous and popular, we enjoyed the fresh air and quiet countryside surroundings. The dinner around a big table was nice except the dishes were expensive, since we were expecting food in this countryside should be cheaper. The next morning, I was woken by the hammering noise downstairs, and after I got up, I realized I was not the only one who was annoyed by that. Some parts of the farmer’s house were being re-built! We should have been informed that those villagers go to bed after 9pm every day and getting up quite early to work out loud in the early morning seems to be the only fun they can enjoy. Who cares you sleep until 8am-we need to work! The forest park was nice, and we had BBQ and grass skiing there. It would be an excellent idea to camp in that big forest park during weekends, I suppose, except it takes 3 hours to get there from Minhang.

Baoyang Port
Getting On Board
Dongping Forest Park


Grass Skiing
I Ruled On Grass

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