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... instant noodles or bellowing into their mobile phones, but in my overactive imagination when I saw the walls of the fortress rise up from the plain, I was actually on a camel. It looked mighty from here, every inch the Silk Road landmark. And I really should have left it at that.
Some things need to be viewed up close to be fully appreciated, others are more fulfilling from afar. Jiayuguan ...
After leaving kashgar we travelled on to jiuquan along the yellow river. The we saw large groups of nomads in the area buying supplies and goods for their travels during the warm winter months.We noticed that the locals didn't really interact with the nomads unless to buy and sell things.One of the men theorized that the nomads had probably earned a bad stigma from genghis khan’s nomads.However the nomads seemed ...
... in the area to build with.
Today was also the first time I got to ride a train in China!!! We went from Jiayuguan to Lanzhou. Lets just say this train ride seemed to last forever! It was so long, but so interesting. For most of the train ride, some friends and I talked to this middle school Chinese girl. She was pretty interested in what we had to say, even though I had so much trouble trying ...
... more from his curiosity, to fill in the form required by the Police that all foreign tourists complete when checking into hotels.
Seeing how early it was in the morning, I was fearful that they would want to charge us for the night that had just been for the early check-in as well as that night. But much to our delight, we were only charged for the one night, plus of course the obligatory deposit which until then, we had always been given back ...