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Drove on to Datong, which is a busy city, so the only spare spot was to park on the footpath overnight. It was on a busy road, which didn’t bother us, but it was quite lit up because of the street lights. Andy took a room close by.
The restaurant Andy chose was beautiful and well staffed. It’s quite cheap to eat in China, even in the better restaurants. Andy’s favourite adjective is beautiful, and sometimes when ...
... dipping them in sauces, and eating.
We read and blogged for a few hours, then headed into the restaurant. An adorable young waitress hovered over our table all but feeding us. We apparently looked completely incompetent because she cooked everything, took it out, dipped it in sauce and put it on our plates. All the other tables were left to their own devices!
Nancy had asked how we had heard about Datong because apparently few foreigners and fewer ...
... looks smug. We worked out later that the train station is North of the city and the driver took us to our hotel in the old part of the city which is undergoing intense renovation behind the massive, rebuilt city walls (more later). The Datong Garden Hotel is a complete contrast to the small, family run Beijing Hutong - brand new on a street full of posh shops, 4 star standard, uniformed flunkies for Africa and a luxurious international style room with large twin beds. Every ...
... originally from Brussels,butbothstudying in Louvain La
Neuve... ha ha what a small world after all!
After being guided around for about an hour through the caves we got some time
off todiscover thecaves at our own pace, which was kind of nice since I
actuallydon’t really like to follow a group. I like my own ryth and freedom.
Some of the buddha’s were really huge and It’s pretty amzing to know these
statues were carved out of stone by hand. You ...
... is how we've never heard of these caves and yet we found them just as amazing as the Terracotta Warriors and Angkor Wat. There are 45 caves in total (we could only see 39) containing the oldest collection of Buddhist carvings in China. Aging over 1600 years the conditions of the carvings vary from cave to cave with some of the best examples being breathtaking. Massive buddha statues reaching a height of 17 meters are eerily looking down at ...