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Travel Blogs from Guiyang
Travelling day to Guiyang today. As normal we spent the day organising ourselves and relaxing before we headed to the train station at 4:30pm.For tea we had McDonalds. It was very much appreciated and was a mahoosive change from all the Chinese food we have been eating.
The train station we had arrived at for our sleeper train was very swish indeed. It was clearly brand new and not quite established as a hustle and bustle place we are used to at train ...
Our day in the mountain park was too exciting to only upload 5 pictures! Here are some more for you all to check out. Hope you are have a fabulous summer and we will see you guys so soon :)
Emm and Gabs ...
... Didi and granddaughter Mengya drove us to a historic town Qingyan. In our previous time in Guiyang we visited this former Ming-era military outpost a couple of times. Qingyan dates back to 1378 and was once a traffic between southwest provinces.
In 1995 the town with its winding, smooth stone-flagged streets and partially restored city walls was a quiet haven for us to wander imagining what life would have been like.
We also were looking for our Friday lunch favourite of 'sa gou fen' . A rice dish which we enjoyed and we wanted to check the cooking method.
We did find it, although Wenfeng (Wayne), one of Sam's postgraduate students and friend who were we were walking with, skipped us past so quickly I couldn't get him to stop. He thinks it too dirty and dangerous to eat there. We respected ...
... ended up in the very back seats beside the engines.
The plane was a second hand (felt like fifth hand) Russian job, staffed by big a Russian stewardess and as we shook during take-off the overhead compartments rattled violently, with a piece falling off.
What a difference.
Back to the present
We landed on time in Guiyang's brand new airport - the second new airport since 1996. The old one was like a small ...