Hua Yuan Hotel Jiayuguan
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... which was as far as their English carried. They were much disappointed when I steered them towards Sisi, and even more when we only bought one bottle of water. Close to 8:00 Xiao Wu called and turned out to be waiting at the wrong branch of our hotel chain. Soon we were on our way to Jiayuguang, the next major gate in the great wall. The road led us straight through the desert, which is called Gobi by the locals. Again, of course, I ...
... with the head.
Sat with Kristen for the final ride back to the parking lot. She hates 'truck politics'. Hey, it's a reality. Off by 1245, wolfing down the sandwich. Took the chance to do the day's blog to date as some slept. Shannon pointed out a high speed train. The terrain was rather spartan to this tired traveler.
Suggested to Jason at a service area that I was handsome. He said I was ugly in Mandarin. We have fun clowning around. Getting ...
The route of the Great Wall of China is in many ways as difficult to pinpoint as that of the Silk Road. Just as the Silk Road is the collective term generally applied to a network of trading routes, the Great Wall is the collective term generally applied to a network of fortifications. There is however a major artery that runs from the China Sea in the east, along the north of Beijing and away into the west towards the deserts (look up the Great Wall of China on Wikipedia for ...
... most certainly in the latter category. From a distance I couldn't make out the modern brickwork used in the restoration, sitting incongruously atop the ancient walls; I couldn't see the brash souvenir stalls clogging the inner courtyard of this historical fortress; the Disneyfied costumed castle guards just faded into the walls; the 'dress-up-and-pay-for-a-photo' stands were invisible; and, above all, my ears ...
... the drying process of the fruit.
*There is a town signposted off the motorway called Gua Zhou, literally 'Melon Area'
*We pass more massive wind farms extending for miles in all directions.
*As we approach Jiayuguan the weather changes and outside temperatures drop to 16 degrees. Our altitude is 1800 m. We are always surprised by how high some of the flat plains and valleys actually are. We feel our shorts and T shirts may soon ...