Datong Jiahe Express Hotel
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- was supposed to arrive the night before, but arrived early in the morning with no sleep - the day was fine, but after my sight seeing, I was zonked - sad to miss the hostel as it was high up with all windows and great views, room, and bed - owner let me sleep on a bed in the evening - Fly by Night Hostel was awesome
- Yungang Caves - Bhuddas in caves - with Henrique and Louisa from Sweden
- ovenight hardseat to Pingyao
... project underway to rebuild a palace, of which no trace remains today, to bring in more tourism and commemorate the history.
Datong was the military seat of power for the thirteenth son of one of the emperors. It's his palace that's being rebuilt.
Today Datong is a coal mining town. We saw a complex where thousands of the coal miners live with their families, and the huge smokestacks in the background.
Paradoxically, the guide said Datong is ...
... started a man hunt for some breakfast, took us about an hour to find a place that we both agreed on and that was open. Thai food for breakfast was not going to happen! While wondering around the airport waiting for our flight to board we noticed a huge case of things that they tell you not to bring onto an aircraft. Some of these things included your usual no knife, lighter, weapon of any kind etc., but I had no idea that spam was not allowed onto an aeroplane. Of ...
... train ticket. Not happening. A bus for us instead on the day we leave.
It was after six and we went to meet our host Guoxiang. He worked in KFC, so we dropped in. He was a later than expected in finishing, so we left for a wander. Down the side streets we went, sampling food and greeting smiling faces and children chasing after us. This is the China we were looking for. You can forgive all the tourist nonsense with this. We even got a "Laoir ok"( ...
10/7/2010 - 12.7.10
I thought I might share some of my adventures through China with you through a proper travel blog (as opposed to my random emails I send out once in a while!) Didn't start off very well when I found out that foreginers cannot use wangba's (internet cafe's) in Datong. Strange place!
Anyway, after half a year of talking about travelling in China I finally set off on my two month adventure through China's ...