Our "adventure" through northern Sichuan cruised to a smooth end at the junction to Langmusi from the main road, where we thanked our ride and bid them safety to their final destination. Langmusi is a charming mid-sized town with an important Tibetan monastery, populated mostly by monks, rough n' tough Tibetans, and a minority of 'Hui', or Chinese Muslims. Shortly after we arrived, we learned about a British traveller's misfortune. Things from his pack had been pilfered on a ride to Langmusi from the north. The driver and bus conductor seemed to be in cahoots with the deal, as they had insisted he put his pack on the engine cover at the front of the bus while he sat in the back. Two days later in Xiahe, we bumped into another group of travellers who, after a bone-chilling and bumpy bus-ride to Langmusi, had their things stolen from their hotel room while they were out for the evening. Their belongings were later returned by the staff who'd claimed they'd caught the culprit. Despite the length of our journey, hearing their stories made us feel all the more grateful for the experience we had, in the comfort of a heated truck cab and friendly company of Chinese truckers.