Dong Jiao State Guest Hotel
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... head to a street nearby that he knew was usually really good for food; he’d lived in the area for a few years previously. We walked about 10 minutes and got to the market street, after the first place tried to give us tourist prices we moved on and ordered a load of different things on skewers as well as some crayfish. I was glad he was there to translate as a wrong order could see you eating bull penis, which was on the menu. We had things like mushrooms, ...
... I'd like to stop...
...for a week in Mongolia - time enough to see Ulaanbaatar and to get out into the Steppe; for example by taking an organised tour into Terelj National Park
...for four or five days in Irkutsk - to allow time to go and stay by Lake Baikal, and possibly spend some time on Olkhon Island, as I've heard good things!
... for two days in Yekaterinburg to take in ...
... number of workers required to set up a show significantly slows down the process. A show that would take 1 day to set up in the US takes a full week in China.
The next stop was a state-owned enterprise called Bao Steel, the second largest steel producer in the world. The complex is roughly the size of Macau, a small city in the south of China, so we took a bus tour around ...
... Another uncertainty was that we had to book '1st class’ tickets because everything was sold out. This was all organised by the desk at the hotel, which was a mission in itself. What were our seats going to be like? We were hoping – great! We had paid a lot more for them than we had wanted but we needed to get to Shanghai on this day.
Anyway, all went fine. Better than fine, we were sitting in luxury on one of the fastest ...
... Therefore, I'm thinking chances are better that people will speak at least some English if we get into the downtown area.
We've got a tour tomorrow so we won't waste all our time here lounging in bed.
CRUDE: This is for Nikki! I've finally pooed. It's been 5 and 1/2 days and considering I've been eating a ridiculous amount of weird food, I've was getting seriously worried.
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