Hua Chen International Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... its many claws dark red. Our first stop is Zhangye, another important oasis on the old Silk Path. A nice river flows through the town. It's canalized; small dams keep the water at the proper level, and produce small waterfalls. This is the Liosha He (quicksand river), and it is here that the monk T'ang Shen Zang found his future helper Sage Sang, who would accompany him all the way to India and back. Again more traces of the past. A bridge over the river is decorated ...
... and sing along stuff. There were snow-capped peaks in the Qilian Mountains. It brought the drab scenery alive. The way bales of hay are done here is different, reminding me of a dumpling.
We stopped at the Anmen service area for lunch for the most mundane Chinese food of the trip [23Y]. Carrying on, there have been several areas of greenhouses after greenhouses, again different in design than back home. These ones have mud walls at one ...
... Gansu province was the town of Zhangye, an ancient Silk Road town where Marco Polo supposedly spent a year living (and also where, again supposedly, Kublai Khan was born). The town itself is famous for having the largest reclining Buddha in all of China, but it is the surrounding mountains which draw the majority of travellers.
Having visited the Buddha on our first afternoon after arriving from Lanzhou, we spent our full day on a minibus ...
Today was a long drive day although with stops it didn't seem too bad. I tried to nap a bit as I got little sleep last night thanks to the mosquitoes that kept biting me. It's unfortunate as the beds were actually comfy and not the typical hard Chinese beds. Our drive today was through the Hexi corridor. Basically we drove on a road on the flat land between the Qilian mountain range to the south and the ...
... booking office to buy tickets tomorrow! Wow life in the fast lane!!
oh and i not racist by my lovely ASIAN female friend was the person to tell me Asian drivers no survivors! Must admit though we saw out first accident since coming to China which just happened to require an ambulance ride for one party and a little prang tonight. Other than that road rules don't appear to mean **** and as long as you cross the road with a Chinese person either side you should be fine!