Shangri-La Hotel Manzhouli
Travel Blogs from Manzhouli
... the coach was stopped again to check our documents. In all situations except for HKSAR and Macau SAR citizens, the boarder control would have stamped on the passport; for us, they do that digitally so that there is another complication that the officer had to collect our Home Return Permit and to ask for higher rank officers for permit to "release" us. At that point, the driver was so annoyed and strolled to us and told us to show ...
We arrived at Zabaykalsk at about half 5 in the morning. It was the 3rd day in a row we saw the sunrise. After getting off the train, we followed the stream of passengers and arrived at a bridge which crossed the railway station to the coach station. We took the coach where most Chinese chose (we could speak Mandarin). Everything was so swift, or put it this way, in a rush. The coach to the boarder line cost 100 rubles, then we needed ...
... the kids have a makeshift outdoor icerink and are skating and playing hockey which is interesting to see.
Stock up on lunch supplies from a surprisingly well stocked little shop and go back to the station, eat, then (still passportless) the train arrives back in the station about 3 hours after we arrived, so we get back on the train.
Customs inspect our compartment (we have to leave whilst they do this), then our passports ...
... vodka on the train. When we asked our various carriage mates they all shook their heads vehemently when we asked if they drank vodka. Perhaps the older generation drank vodka, but the people we met didnt. And they had a couple of beers, but there was no major drinking going on on the train. The train was also very family friendly, there were lots of families travelling platskartny, so no major parties.
The people we met were intrigued as to why we were doing a ...
... to places that public transport doesn’t go - if you can speak Chinese, ask a cab driver if they know of any travellers who might be interested in booking a car together. They often give their cell phone numbers to travellers for this reason. If they know the price of the car is too expensive but that you will think about it if you have another person to split the price with, they will try and help you out. The best ones to ask are those who pick people up from ...
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