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... but some of them looked a bit over restored for my liking.
Even though Datong isn't all that great a place as I said before, it had this amazing restaurant called feng ling ge where we ate a slap up meal of multi coloured dumplings, tasty aubergine and noodle dishes all for four pounds a head. Haven't got any pics of that but if you ever happen to be in Datong for a day hanging out with the Buddhas you should definitely go there. ...
... aged 10 years plus ( also, trials have shown naturally produced statins in the fermentation process 80% as effective as popping statin pills on 6 cups a day... 6 cups a day of Puer is A LOT) Limitless variations on above themes of course, we must have had fifteen or so different flavours so far. Tea provided in our room in Beijing was a lovely Oolong, apparently the family who own the hotel come from Fujian a tea growing area. Walked 5 k Wednesday 24 September Big day ...
... to stay at the hotel
where the office was located it was at first sight – a good thing. The hotel
was located just around the corner.
I tried to negotiate for a good price, but at the end I still paid to much for
the ****** room I got.
The bed looked so dirty that I had to sleep in my sleeping bag as I was afraid
Not even mentioning how the shared bathroom looked like... the smell hanging
... sleeping in real, actual beds...beds with mattresses thicker than even 20cm!! Pure luxury!!!
After gorging on an impressive breakfast, we took a local bus to see the famous hanging monastery, just outside Datong. We were dropped off at the town, just a few km away from the monastery and took a taxi to the site, expecting to be able to do something similar when we were heading back to Datong. But no, the very cleaver guy who organised our taxi to ...
... have paint, although some appear to have been restored at a later date (about 1000 AD).
To cap off a great couple of days, despite not speaking a word of english (go the iPhone lonely plannet translation app!), the hotel staff were amazing. They were so kind and helpful, flagging down a taxi for us and negotiating a price to get to the grottoes and there was an awesome ...