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One of the most impressive sights in Hohhot is the Inner Mongolia Museum, impressive not only for the exhibitions but for the unique architecture of the building itself. Its style is supposed to represent the rolling hills of the Mongolian steppe. The main building has four stories of exhibits on everything from natural history to Genghis Khan, from satellite launches to dinosaurs. It was interesting for ...
... that don't last long. Certainly, Hohhot looks much nicer and more modern than Ulaanbaator, but under the surface they have the same sort of problems with appliances and utilities not working smoothly. The difference is, in UB when something didn't work people would be straightforward about it, blaming it on lousy old soviet building standards; whereas in Hohhot, people were much more eager to maintain appearances and hide any imperfections.
... me to sleep.
In the morning we arrived at Nomyn-Uud, where we sat for two hours while Mongolian customs officials took our passports away and then returned them. The customs form was entirely in Mongolian; I had to rely on Gao’s translation and my limited Mandarin to fill it out.
Finally, we creaked forward and arrived three minutes later in the Chinese border town of Erlian, where Chinese ...
... should also have negotiated about the room price (10%).
First order of the day is to get our cell phones to work, but in the street there are food vendors everywhere, and i cannot resist, and buy some pancake which wraps all kinds of other food. Many strange ingredients, but the taste is great. We find a store which sells sim cards, but that is not so easy in China. When we show our passports, we are referred to larger store. Just a few blocks away. Hohhot is the ...
... can surely hear him without it. Nonetheless an amiable little man. And sisi has the chance to extract valuable travel information. When we start to move again everybody moves to the corridor to look out of the window at China, which is only 5 minutes away. The first impressions could be better. Collapsed houses and sheds, litter, buildings with broken windows. Total decay. In between some small vegetable gardens. Train parts, more and more tracks. Suddenly a ...