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TripAdvisor Reviews Dongsheng Hotel Lanzhou
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... cleaned the apartment, from top to bottom, more paint would fall off the walls and more dirt would find it’s way in through the cracks and holes. The cockroaches would crawl across the bed at night, across our bodies. It was freaky, and horrible, and gross.
10th September (General)
Got todays work day off because of our apartment problems. The teachers were trying to help. Found out about places in XXX. I am seriously contemplating going. Finding ...
... and legend says it has lavish streams of mercury and arrows ready to shoot at intruders - modern tests done show high levels of mercury too..).
From Xi'an I took an early train, or a late train, depending on how you look at it (2:30am - 12:30PM next day) to Pingyao and only had a crammed seat. But right away the city impressed me. It's well preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasties with an intact city wall that's been ...
... streets, and were dodging through the crowds of people who were all checking out the oldest bridge on the Yellow River. Don’t get the wrong idea, it’s China and this glamorous sounding mighty river in reality was a big, brown, polluted rushing sewage channel of water. We were here in Lanzhou and were getting in the spirit of trying to enjoy this city with little tourist interest, so we chilled out on the so called ‘beach’ ...
... it looked fine.
I’d managed to find a roll of alfoil (wasn’t easy) at one of the bigger supermarkets, so Owen constructed a big domed lid for the wok. I made forcemeat stuffing and formed it into meatballs and pre-cooked them on Christmas Eve. (At least they’d be one thing that was edible). On Christmas morning I placed them inside the turkey, rubbed the outside with butter (yes found some of that ...
1415: Arrived at 古文化街 for some shopping.
1645: Arrived at Florentia Village Outlets.
*Not really cheap but Esprit is cheaper than in Singapore.
1800: Left for Beijing.
1945: Dinner at 四川仁火锅 ; hosted by another friend of Daddy JO.