Red Capital Ranch (Shambhala at the Great Wall)
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... and sunshine. Conveniently for them our arrival coincided with the communist party's yearly national congress, so the television crews were also able to benefit from the weather. Each day since then, the smog has become progressively denser and you can now feel it at the back of your throat and in your hair at the end of a long day. Over the Olympic Games, Beijing enjoyed an uncharacteristic 6 weeks of clear skies - it says something about the power of a ...
... him. As is the way with powerful men forward thinking does not seem to be a strength because no sooner had he been put in the ground than the local people, several of whom were possibly buried with him because they knew too much, rose up, smashed open the pits, took the rather good quality bronze and iron weapons, burnt what they could and generally got their own back. Putting aside the reason for their construction and the human cost the project is quite staggering. ...
The Temple of Heaven is not far from the hotel but our guide, who we nicknamed "no problem" Lot, insisted on accompanying us, so we were driven there (we could not get rid of him and he reminded me of a bad, bed and breakfast owner). This historical site was used during the Ming and Qing Dynasties as a place for the Emperors to participate in ceremonies of worship and animal sacrifices to Heaven, praying ...
... but rather a vast, open desolate space, with little vegetaion that appeared to stretch on forever. Impressive in a way all the same. As the sun set the changing colours over the desert made for nice viewing as we chomped on our delicious(!) instant noodles.
After dinner we arrived at the Mongolian border town of Zamiin Uud, where officials came on the train to collect our passports and customs documents. This was repeated at the Chinese border, at which point we also had ...
... House, you'll find in on Google.
The downside? Studying for 8 hours a day doesn't put you in a good frame of mind for blogging! Now you all understand why we're been so 'lazy' ;o)
P.S. Just so you know we both also worked out how to surf the internet using Chinese characters on the Mac! Try it yourself, switch on Chinese characters, type 'tian qi' and select the correct symbols for weather as they pop up on the screen... you'll see.