Mini van stranded = The mud bath
Trip Start Jun 16, 2010
600Trip End Dec 31, 2012
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Was him sure that there would not be any further problems or road blocks? Of course not. Just 30 minutes until our next hurdle. We stopped again. There were some trucks down the road, building something the driver didn’t let us see. And, in this case, this would be very important as it may have saved us from the next iron man prove: to pull out the vehicle from a giant puddle of mud. And, again, the gentleman decided to take a left and go up the small hill and instantly got stuck in the mud. Only after I was totally full of mud from head to toe (no, no sad pictures available) we managed to get the van back on track. I was so nasty. One hour was what it took us. I just wanted to go to kanding to find some hot water! Which I did!
Kanding is a city in the middle of a valley, down below. It is famous for a song that was inspired by the surrounding nature and beauty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJqTJm4-Mok&feature=related) . Apart from it, another city, on our way to somewhere else. In fact, this stop was made necessary because there were land slides (caused by the rain) that closed two of the main roads to get to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province. This made this city “visitable”. Otherwise, we would just see it from the mountain top, on our way to Chengdu.