Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong
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The panorama restaurant is well worth the views of the old city walls. Good food too!
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Got up to use the facilities at 0430 and never really got back to bed. Up at 0545 for ablutions. This was a two aspirin bit of drinking but feel not too bad. There was some drizzle falling at 0600 or so when I went to fill the water bottles.
Got a bit of a quiet smile from Catherine, my only fellow karaoke person in attendance at the start [along with Jimbo and the Twins]. Back upstairs to wake Trav up a second time. We were off a ...
... point she began to tell me something in very rapid (and friendly) Mandarin which I couldn’t understand so I decided I needed to repeat my pointing…that didn’t solve anything. Finally a very nice lady from the next table over came to our rescue and acted as an on the spot translator, explaining that our waitress was telling us that the sampler platter contained a few dumplings that were filled with “interesting” bits and pieces that ...
... linked by hewn paths or creaking catwalks not constructed with any sympathy for the vertiginously-inclined; a glance down at the spindly stilts that stand between the visitor and mortality makes the most blasé blanch. The devout pursuit of austerity in inaccessibility reminded me of Sceilg Mhíchíl; the same divinely driven defiance of verticality.
And yet what will fix the day in memory shall be the entire Chinese population's simultaneous attendance of the site. It ...
... to offer. We were able to see a monastery constructed over 1,500 years ago built right off the side of a mountain! It was incredible. Next we headed about 30 minutes away to see the Yunan Grottoes, amazing cave carvings that we could explore. We had a blast chilling in the hotel and getting massages and drinking copious amounts of wine... normal girls weekend trip things! :)
While Jess and I ...
... loads as well as it was bloody roasting hot and sunny.
Day 2 we went walk about stopping off at some parks to chill and have a wee work out which was good. On are route back we stopped off to look at the Nine dragon wall which was completely and utterly ****. It cost 10yuan(£1) which even that was insulting. It is the largest 9 dragon wall fully glazed and would not recommend.
On route to pingyao by sleeper ...