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... had always been orange farmers. When the government forced them to leave their village they were compensated for their farm. The amount that Teddy's family and Teddy's grandfather were compensated together was not enough for them to even buy one shack in a new village. They were left with no means to make income and no place to live, basically. The government created 40,000 jobs for farmers to work on the damn but they were unskilled and not paid well and this is not ...
... in the city. Entering Tibet from Nepal
requires travel on a group visa, but individual visas are then required for
continued travel in China after the tour ends. This all involved filling out
forms and getting photographed, leaving our passports behind for several days
while we made a little loop detour to Xiahe and Bingling Si, and retrieving
them three days later. By the time we left to continue on to Pingliang I had
enough of Lanzhou.
... wave storm we were heading into. I of course had a flashlight buried on me, should the storm start early! When we showed up for dinner, all the men at one table walked in wearing their life jackets! It was hilarious because this was a formal night - very Titanicish - tuxedos and life jackets. And to top it off, dinner was lobster!
After dinner, straight to bed and tie-down for the storm. If you read more blogs after this, you'll know we made it through!
On the 19th, we left Xiahe early in the morning for Lanzhou. As we've become used to with bus journeys in Western China, the driver trolled around town for 15 minutes or so after our departure time trying to fill empty seats. Small towns in the West have the leisurely feel one expects from any small town around the world. Bus departure times are loose and it's up to the driver to decide when he's done enough delaying and it's ...
... away from Beijing and Shanghai) we came across in the queue, we discovered you can get Pina Colada’s at KFC in China! Not sure if they contain any alcohol though.
After finishing our sundaes we took a leisurely walk back up the main street, noting that except for the language we could quite easily have been in any modern Western city, electronic billboards flashing, the usual glass store fronts selling shoes, clothes etc, many with us Gwailo on ...