I joined the retreat with aim to improve my fitness level as I have been weak since I recovered from covid in March. I joined the big Buddha Trekking tour with “James Bond”, Bond is funny and caring. When he first met the group, he spent efforts on remembering everyone’s names.
The hike is said to take about an hour, however if you are physically fit, it would probably take you around 40 minutes. I was falling behind as I got tired very easily. I think I was probably slower than the group by spending doubling the time they needed. Bond offered to carry my backpack for me (so sweet! >_<) and he did not rush me for once, he sent her colleague Jenny to look after me and the other girl who were slower. He also checked on us every once a while to make sure we were okay.
Jenny is a sweet girl, with rumors that she has high tolerance of Soju. She fell behind and walked with us and pass me the iced water whenever I needed it. I took quite many short breaks and she was very patient with us.
At the dessert place, it was a nice view with a sweet doggy named Jen. She enjoyed loves from everyone and you could definitely snap some nice pictures there.
At the big Buddha and temple, Bond told us little stories behind some of the Buddha and took pictures for us. The restaurant we were taken to for lunch was awesome, it’s farm to table and the food is with quality.
Thank you Bond and Jenny for giving me a really good experience despite I was slowing everyone down.