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... Imperial China. The fort was the garrison for the north western section of the wall and therefore the empire. It was from here that traders left to travel to the west and from here the immigrants were dispatched to Dunhuang. The western section of the wall terminated at the fort. There are some incredible artifacts found along the wall. Due to the dry condition textiles, leather,fur and wooden objects have been recovered from the Han ...
... fields with no restrictions. It is sad because the area is quite beautiful.
Anyhow, Hei-Fen, met us at the airport and we jumped into the car and took off for Jiayuang to the hotel. After checking in we left to go see some of the local sites. The ancient White Fort at the beginning of the Gobi Desert was the first place she took us. This is the fort that is at the eastern end of the Great Wall and has a really great ...
... able to have a sense if just how **** and depressing life must have been being stationed at such a place. Seriously unless you were gay or into your horse life would be very very boring ;-( Was cool going over the suspension bridge and doing my usual naugtines of bouncing up and down and swaying it so that evryone else on the bridge would feel it too ;-) Looked stable enough to me! Oh so my OCD for rocks kicked in again and I will be bringing two such speciments ...
First thing this morning we went to buy some trains tickets, unfortunately they didn't have the seats we wanted and so will shall be on the 6:55am train to Zhangye ;-( So many grumpy women around, but at least the poor men in the very long que behind us were not *****!!
Next went to buy pastries and coffee and as per usual i got distracted by the most adorable little boy eating this insanely big cake. I demonstrated ...
... a a deserted wasteland and then all of a sudden a large town pops put of the horizon. China appears to have industrial towns dotted here, there and everywhere. We even saw an impressive building which by the size of the wall surrounding it was probably a prison!
The train ride has been a hoot with the ladies in around around our compartment wanting to natter away to us. I wonder how eager i would be to let random strangers look through my passport on ...
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