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6/30 - arriving in Jia Yu Guan in the morning. Luckily the hotel let us check in and get settled in the room. After unloading luggage and freshen up, we hired a car and headed out for some sightseeing around the area.
Stop 1: 悬壁长城： ;因筑于约ࢯ 5;十五度的 …
Another long trekking day... 15km in the morning, and 10km after lunch!
We departed the lovely hotel at Dunhuang early morning, and started our journey towards Jiayuguan - another border check point of Ancient China.
We started our expedition on a very dry desert road, where land cracks everywhere!
After warm up, we …
... something of a regularity in China, which we weren't expecting as we'd heard many contrary stories before getting here).
Once done we enjoyed the eateries of the city, although did find one favourite and had a meal a day here.
Our hotel also did a great hot pot for us to enjoy.
We had a very entertaining evening in the hotel restaurant with the fully female waiting staff all wanting photos with Gem and with ...
... The next day was our only opportunity to do any sightseeing as the day after that would be taken up with visa stuff again!
We got up early, made it to breakfast which finished at 9am!!! 9am!!! We'd missed it the previous morning assuming it'd be 10am! Breakfast is interesting in China - you'd think you eat enough spiced up meat and veg for lunch and tea but no, you eat it for breakfast too. In the ...
... 120 Yen (£12) before heading to a fancy Chinese restaurant. We were shocked by the huge portion size of tasty sweet and sour pork, fried eggplant, fried greens and rice. By 7.40pm we were back at the typically dirty station to board our train to Zhangye. As the train pulled in we could tell this was going to be an experience as it was totally rammed, with the luggage holders stuffed with bags. Tom immediately had to turf someone out of their seat and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJiu Gang Hotel Jiayuguan
We spent two nights here, rooms were large, clean, comfortable and functional. Just reconsider before opening your balcony doors - beware of mosquitos at night!
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