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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... bus with my program to Datong. In Datong, we checked out the Yungang Grotto, which had beautiful Buddhist artwork. It was amazing to see the statues and caves.
Following that, we drove to our hotel. After checking in, Victoria, the two Laura, and I went to eat noodles across the street from our hotel. There a lot of people from our program were there too.
Once we were done eating, we went to the store near the restaurant, but ...
We're on route from Datong to Pingyao - a four hour drive supposedly. The countryside is pretty but monotonous. Huge mountains loom blue in the distance across flat brown fields. Corn, millet and potatoes the guide told us. We've also seem sheep. Very little heavy machinery; the farmwork is done by hand, with a few tractors and plows pulled by horses or donkeys.
This morning we saw the Hanging Temple, a Buddhist, Taoist ...
... we hopped in the number 2 bus in the direction of the Yungan Grotto’s only it wasn’t in the right direction. We stayed on the bus until it looped us back around to the train station. With most of our day wasted on the bus ride from hell even if we did manage to find the right bus it would be too late to visit now. Hopefully we can find it tomorrow but for now it’s off to bed for me in a comfortable bed with springs and 2 pillows. Yay, got to love hotels! ...
... of town to the caves. EASY! Mum is super impressed with how well we are getting around and how cheap the transport has been! It wasn’t even a dollar to go 45 mins on the bus out to the caves. The caves were interesting and we spent the good part of the day wondering through the grounds and along the cliff. We saw some really hairy camels. I asked to take their photo but the guy got angry, so later, when we were walking along the cliff, I got out my ...
... welcome to Datong!
He sat and talked to us for quite a while.
I thought he was going to sell us a tour but he wanted to just practice his English.
He was waiting for his senior high school grading results.
Everyone in China does this exam on the same day.
The results are really important.
You need good results to get in a College or Univercity.
If you get bad results it can change your whole ...