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After an eventful day, I was exhausted and I slept heavily. Breakfast was similar to the previous day and soon we were off…heading south toward Golmud…and TIBET.
Leaving Dunhuang, an unfinished rail track ran parallel on our right hand side. As the terrain became duney, huge concrete pillars appeared, completely uniform in distance apart and inch perfect in height. This section was a maze ...
Another day on the plateau and a festival of wildlife to keep you entertained, eagles, deer, various cattle and marmots. The scenery much the same but starting to change as we descend into the desert and the grey snow topped mountains turn to a dusty brown with deep wrinkles showing an old face, exaggerated by the shadows cast by the sunshine. Our progress also slowed by a very long convoy of army trucks, we had been following them for the last ...
... train looking out to snow as far as the eye can see.
The blue sky came, the snow became less so and the grass emerged, we were now ploughing through Grasslands on our home run to Lhasa.
All in all rather a confusing train journey!
... forth coming than most. What we have found with the Chinese is that they are wary of this and it normally takes between 5-7seconds before you have a response, which is invariably a smile or some form of acknowledgement.
Eating in China is a very social occasion which is best enjoyed with a group and a lot of alcohol. Often it was only Gem and I however the alcohol was consumed and the flavours savoured.
As Indian food ...
... the stretch just south of Tianjun on Google maps!), the scale of development in places like Xining and the slow return of the colour green in the landscape as we neared Xian. We ate noodles, played cards, shopped on the station platforms at the infrequent stops, and tried to work out how we were going to get on in Xian when we could not understand anything either written or said in Chinese.
It was a great trip. ...