Travel Blogs from Ordos
... who matches his interests (he was probably in his 60's though) ? Well thanks to him, today I learnt the words for hunting and gun and machine gun and camel (he kept asking about deserts) and other things - all of which I will probably forget in a few days. Well anyway, "interesting" topics like hunting or not, I'm definitely getting my language practice in around here, and I'm in this area and surrounds for the next 3 days.
As for ...
... echoes in the wind.
♥Other Scenic Spots: Engbei Ecological Tourist area, Ordos Relict Gull Nature Reserve.
♥The Ordos Airport is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from the Dongsheng District, adjacent to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan. The airport has recently opened flight to Beijing once a day with one hour's ride. Ordos is 240 kilometers (149 miles) from Hohhot and no more than three hours' ride to Baotou by train.
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After lunch, we walked down a path to where the camels were kept. They took us on a short ride through the dunes. A camel’s hump is the weirdest thing to feel; all furry and rubbery. As I’d been riding horses the day before, I wasn’t too sad to get off the camel, but it was pretty fun. The camel s took us to a place where giant sandcastle art stood trying to defy erosion. They were ...
... looked back to see we were the last two passengers on the bus. The driver pointed to a large hotel looking building across the Yellow River. We assumed it must be Qikao and started walking. Then we thought better of it and showed the driver the name of our hotel in the guided book. Oh, not there. We needed to stay at this side of the river and 1 km up the road. A guy in a micro-van offered us a ride directly to the hotel. We took ...
... down the slope by foot. I was getting hungry as the morning breakfast was not satisfying at all, ended up purchasing two hot dogs for 5 RMB each. It was probably the most delicious thing I had in a while considering the previous night's meal was not enticing nor filling.
We hurried back onto the bus believing our train was to depart at 6:30PM from Hohhot and we allowed a time cushion for any traffic we may encounter along the way. It was 3PM and we asked our tour ...
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