Tuk to the Road

The trials and tukulations of Jo, Ants and Ting Tong the tuk tuk and our three-wheeled odyssey from Bangkok to Brighton...in aid of the mental health charity Mind. For more information please see www.tuktotheroad.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Giant Buddhas

A real quickie - got five minutes in an internet cafe, where we are trying to sort out our revised itinerary, before hitting the road to not sure where. We're supposed to be going to a Holy Mountain called Emeishan today but we are both in need of a sleepathon, not mountain climbing, so are going to see where we get to. Jo said the other day that the tiredness is cumulative, and she's right, every day you feel just a little bit less like getting up and a little bit more like sleeping for a week or two. Caffeine and cigarette intake is on the increase in a big way.

We are in Leshan now - home of the biggest stone Buddha in the world. He's pretty impressive and the mind boggles as to how they made him back in 820.

Jo bought an apron off some Yi people in Shilin the other day and is insisting on wearing it most of the time. Sam's embarrassment is complete.

Right, got to hit the road. Sorry so short and dull xx US


Blogger Pestos said...

Please send my good vibes to the biggest stone buddha in world!

2:46 AM  
Blogger Stan-Rhode Island said...

Be sure to send a picture of you both with the poor long suffering Sam. I'll bet when he's 95, he will still remember and talk about those to crazy women. Grin

4:55 AM  
Blogger bullyboys said...

Go Mummy, we're really proud of you! Does your apron have a ferret shaped pocket?

5:35 AM  
Blogger tuktotheroad said...

Sam..yes, has become rather sulky - his mouth turns a litle further down at the cormers every day.

Jo - Barry the Buddha is now glued to our dasboard and I aks his advice daily xx

7:54 AM  
Blogger kazimoto said...

Don't forget to rub buddhas belly for good luck...

11:02 AM  
Blogger heid_honcho said...

"revised itinerary"?

2:36 AM  
Blogger gingerpop said...

Reading all your blogs. Great stuff. By the way Rolly and Joseph did not win any prizes at Bayfield. Whats new!

6:26 AM  

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