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We arrived in Jiayuguan yesterday after yet another wonderful Chinese domestic flight - 1 hr delayed, smushed in with the unwashed masses - being served cold greasy noodles.
We finally arrived in Jiayuguan in the late afternoon, and the place is a complete dump.It is sprawling, polluted and very dusty as it is in the middle of the desert …
... the beast i have been carrying around since Beijing!
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Our next foray into local Chinese history took us to JiaYuGuan fort which was the main reaaon mum wanted to visit her. It was very impressive in deed but just a shame that we came all this way for it to be under renovation. It was as I said to mum it really is the best time to do as as there are bugger all freaks who relish this weather enough to come ...
... apple store left her job to deliver us to unicom and explain that i needed a top up and got them to do it for us. This kindness will never cease to astound me, the UK used to be like that many many years ago and NZ was like that when i first visited in 2007 and occasionally you witness the odd act of kindness but nothing on this consistent magnitude!
As much as I am a traditionalist I am constantly blown away by the variety of ...
... NZ or the UK. Had the people in fits when trying to explain my visa for Tanzania and Kenya and was doing dubious elephant impressions to get the point across.
Really have enjoyed having the down time to read a book without being disturbed with the mundane things of everyday life. It is fabulous just to chill out. Thankfully I had pleco on my phone which made communication slightly easier.
Whilst mum was having a nana nap I explained to ...
... a rather underwhelming Fort in the desert (although this may be something to do with it being 50% under scaffolding).
Nice day trip out of the city and the rope bridge over rather a large canyon was fun although we were disappointed to find the Zip Line that crossed the same canyon was being refurbished and so were unable to have a go.
All in all, not much to do in Jiayuguan but it's a very pleasant city so spend a few days.