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... and song, in splendid costumes. They played traditional instruments, and sang in traditional ways, including what is called throat singing, but some of us know it as harmonic singing. It was mesmorising to watch/listen.
Tomorrow morning we get the train to Beijing. We will be met on Sunday morning by a Servas host. I'm not sure what internet access will be like in China, so don't worry if we don't get a chance to blog for a while - we'll be in Laos in a month's ...
... suggesting our proximity to ‘home’. With one final stop for tea with a family on the way we made it home. Our horses racing to get back, as eager as we were. We had a nice afternoon with our guides family. We played basketball with his oldest daughter and her friends, tromped in the river and learned to milk cows in the evening. We settled into our sleeping bags after having fresh warm milk before bed, sure to settle us right to sleep, left to dream about ...
... into the ger district, where large numbers of people have set up their ger permanently, in an odd mix of traditional lifestyle and city slum. We made a stop en route to the enormous stainless steel statue of Chingis Khan, standing glittering at over 80 meters high, dramatic and gaudy in equal measure. Built in 2010 but trying desperately to be antique, the overall idea is to make some sort of Chingis Disney land, complete with Brandenburg gate style entrance and ...
... to collect my train ticket I had booked at home from a local ticket agent, I had been warned pickpockets were rife here so took the bare minimum with me as I wandered around, I took a fair trek around town and the pace of development is evident everywhere, on one side of town you have the nomads in their yurts in the ger districts where there are no roads, sanitation or infrastructure to speak of and literally sometimes on the other side of the street you have a glass tower ...
... much longer after lunch.
In the distance we could see our destination - the Sand Dunes.
Such a strange formation.
The dunes were stretched in a long line behind the flat desert plain but in front of a huge formation of rocks.
We arrived at our Nomad camp which was just in front of the dunes.
Then we went on a Camel ride, crossed a river and stopped at the foot of ...
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