After a 14+ hour bus trip from Lahrong Monastery to Chengdu, we were ready for some quiet exploration and photography!
We left Lahrong at 5 am to get the bus for Chengdu. Rather than go to bus terminus it was decided that we meet the bus at a small town on a cross road where it was expected at 6am. At 7am we were still watching the little town wake up for the day! Waiting in the town was fascinating, we watched people emerge to start their day, music blared at 6:30am (wake up call we guessed), a yak herd wandered down the main street, small buses headed out in different directions. Our bus was the 3rd big one to come through. A small town, but a busy hub!
No ‘first class’ trip this time, we were packed in like sardines, (Asian sized seats) – we were to learn that it was not a bad thing given the roads!! (See the post ‘Road to Lahrong Monastery’ for more info!)
It took 3 rotations of drivers to get us there.The third driver was slow and heavy handed on the horn. Any opportunity to blast his horn was taken – oncoming traffic, blind corners, cars, bikes people on the side of the road …
A long trip!!