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... after getting about half way the driver tells us that we can't go there and we needed to go to another hotel/hostel. Sensing a scam we (I) was very insistent that we should go to the hostel we wanted to go to and he final obliged. Once there he popped in and the lady came out pointing at us and shaking her head. I assumed it was too late to check in and so was about to suggest we go to the next place on our list but after returning to ...
... and as with all official photos - no smiling! I look like some kind of stern mean matron from the 50s! Bish just looked like Tom Hanks from castaway now with his beard. Anyway - 1 hour later and we were done! We made it back to the official visa people at 11.50am before their lunch at 12pm - can you believe they get a 2 1/2 hours lunch?!?! Not only that!! When we got there they had already locked up! As ...
... 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 ...
We took a bus from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan, only about 4-5 hours long. The hotel that we originally wanted to stay at was full so we ended up across the street at a really dirty hotel!! There were cigarette butts on the floor of our room, hairs....just filthy! The problem is in China not all hotels are open to foreigners, so sometimes we are at their mercy. Luckily we only stayed for 1 night. We were able to see Jiayuguan Fort and the Great Wall all in a ...
... tourist attraction, and to this day, it is a traveller’s dream to walk the wall.
Travelling on the Silk Road, we got our first Glimpses of the Great Wall at Jiayuguan. The Jiayuguan fort is known as the final frontier, where ancient China ended and Central Asia began. Therefore, this section of the wall is the end, or the beginning of the wall, depending on whichever way you look at it. And it was in this western, dusty location, that we got ...
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