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Well the general concesus seems to be that the headboard on the bed was softer than the mattress last night and I woke in the morning and wondered why I didn't try the floor as the carpet looked quite good. The other interesting thing about this hotel was that the passage from one end to the other was the longest I have ever seen in a hotel. It was almost ridiculous. The corridor was on the 3rd floor of the building and ran for a whole city block. Of course ...
We start rolling at 7.30 am and visit an old Tibetan Putuo Zongcheng Temple that is a small copy of Potala palace of Lhasa. At around 6 pm we arrive to Hohhot and one of the sponsors Beaume organizes a welcoming party with bright Lion dance, champagne and big dinner with Chinese wine. Most of the guests get drunk. And we stay in the lobby until midnight with another bottle of wine. Today is really an exhausting day with plenty of alcohol.
... drivers would call out and make a sound which the horses understood, turning them left or right, or even charge my position then come to a stop!
So incredible is the sensation of having hundreds of tones of horsepower ...
... chewing with your mouth open, slurping your noodles because they are too hot and spitting in public is revolting. Rant over! Actually, as I am led here writing I am surrounded by snorers and despite my ear plugs being tightly jammed in, the bellows still get through to my ear drums. Coughing does not work and nor does knocking their beds. I can't bring myself to hit them at fear of retaliation in Chinese. I guess I am in for the long haul and i'm moody.
Next stop Pingyao.
... small city in China, but it is still over a million people there. It was great to get into the clean air, and see the blue sky and stars. It was funny, because the tour was all expats working in China, and I was the only one just traveling around. I met some very cool people though.
So for the tour, the first day we went out to ...