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Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) – part 2

We got up early on the second day to get ahead of others and avoid the crowd. The weather wasn’t nice at all. It was rainy and cold. We only could find this paper-thin raincoat, which did nothing much to protect us from the wet weather. If you read part one, you would know my husband and I are both afraid of heights. He did a great job to ride the cable car and climb the mountain with us to our hotel on the first day. However, he started feeling sick because of the weather change on the next day. We signed up a group tour. The arrangement for the second day was walking all the way down from our hotel to the Mercy Light Pavilion on the west side. There were a lot to see on the way, like the Bright Summit, Turtle Peak, Greeting-guest Pine, etc. The tour guide gathered us together and laid out three options. The challenging path which means you need to walk on the path built on the cliff, the not-so-challenging path or turn around and …

Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Our trip to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China, has been a good dinner table story. The reason is that we both are afraid of heights, but in a different way. For example, my husband can work on our house roof and climb on and off the ladder without any issue. However, he would never go for a ride on a ferris wheel, let alone a mountain like Huangshan. On the contrary, I am fine with the mountain, but not the roof, the ladder or any glass platform. I went back to visit my parents in 2014. My husband jointed me two weeks later. My mother suggested that we should show my husband around and take him to some places since it was his first trip to China. I knew he was afraid of heights, but I was not sure how bad it was. Before we booked the trip, I phoned my husband. Me: “Mom suggested us to take a trip to Huangshan. It’s a mountain, but very beautiful. Do you want to go? Will you be ok? Mom will join us.” (Mind …