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During our train trip, me and my brother slept on the bottom two bunks/beds. We both fell asleep very quickly, because we were very tired. Especially Alex, he was falling asleep before we even boarded the train. The cause might have been of the fact that we had our boarding time as 11:40 AM.
Today, we …
As we have good internet in Da Tong we have uploaded all the videos we had from the tour. So
nothing to do with Da Tong....
Today is our last day before the Long March Back to London:
- 6 hour train ride to Beijing tomorrow
- Night in Beijing
- Flight back to London (10hrs 45mins - 1.45hrs extra to trip from London)
The Garden Hotel has a wonderful buffet breakfast (all Chinese and Western type food) for 50 RMB (£5) so we indulged in that instead of walking around. The coffee was great, which was something we missed in Pingyao.
At 9am our private taxi driver picked us up and took us to the Yungang Grottoes (about 16km away from Datong). Luckily for us …
No pics today, we just arrived after a very long train ride through what seemed the biggest coal mine in the world.
Hotel seems lovely, we await our dinner now and tomorrow we hired a cab for the day to see the monasteries and the caves
HE SAID: Today we planned to take a bus from Datong to Pingyao. Stacy read tons of other peoples blogs stating how difficult it is to find the right bus at the bus station. One of the staff from our hotel offered to ride in the taxi with us to help us buy our tickets! How's that for being nice and providing good service? Unfortunately, our luggage …