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... of the farmers went to Africa where bokchoy grows well and they were paid by companies in Africa to teach them to grow this well there, too and export it.
The dam project was so controversial that even the Chinese government has reacted to the villagers and have started changing their ways. Now, if they take your land or your home to expand upon the project, build a hwy, etc (and they are still doing this - five more years left they say) - they pay not only ...
Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province and a massive city
that sprawls a great distance along the Yellow River between hills on both
sides. It’s said to be a center of the chemical industry and have appalling
pollution at some times of year, but it wasn’t very noticeable in June.
This was my second time in Lanzhou, the first being in 2006
when I did a Silk Road trip from London to Beijing with Dragoman. Lanzhou ...
... out. So in terms of bumps and crashes I got my monies worth.
Can't say it was very scenic as Mongolia carries with it a lot of wilderness. Still with a laptop and all the work I had to do I would soon see myself occupied. Nap after nap, hour after hour passed and in the end I eventually got to Ulan Bator. Hostel was there waiting for me and I was away. Now for sleep! As I have a trek to plan and a Chinse visa renewal coming up. Hey ho
... there I SAT FOR 6 HRS.. going crazy with all the sniffing... coughing.. burping.. and loudness.. did I MENTION SNIFFING? it was too much!! The Chinese men love to play cards so they sat and played cards.. and when the turbulance was too much , the air hostess asked them to sit down - spoke to them in Chinese - they ignored her and carried on, swaying but playing cards. And shouting and screaming while everyone tried to sleep!!! We landed at 1.30am and our chauffer ...
... of "eating" dog variety that were running around the village. I don't want to think or write too much more about that, as I could be wrong.
Both villages offered stunning views of the rice fields below. I would definitely recommend this area as a opportunity to witness the traditional life of a minority group in China. I think the entire area is listed as the World Heritage siite and its not hard to see why. The local people are delightful, warm and friendly. In ...