Shangri-La Hotel Hohhot
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... and entered at one end, and the restaurant and our bedroom was at the other end. The days events started off with a short drive to a private museum of artifacts from Xanadu. We got to see a model of the layout of the site and another statue of Gengis Khans grandson who was significant in this location. As the Xanadu site was only world heritage listed in 2012 there has been no control on the excavation of the site, which is the reason for the ...
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 ...
... though. The amount of camel poo was also quite impressive, and I did my best to avoid it. Someone did take a photo of me on the camel, but they then left the rest of the group, so I didn't get to see it unfortunately. I've started to realise how many photos I've been in in China that I've never seen. Mostly posing with strangers or my students.
Anyway, I also went sand dune sledging, which was pretty cool, although it ...
... They came back at several points in the night, like a fly that you can't quite get rid off. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep.
In the morning trolley men came down the train trying to sell things. At first I had no idea what any of the things they were trying to sell were. I did get some free samples of what I can only describe as solid milk. Imagine milk bottles (the sweets), but instead of sweet and chewy they were neutral ...