Silk Road Hotel
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... had been dropped in the middle of the desert, it remained in such good condition, from the outside. Like the other two sites visited, it is surrounded by a simple barrier of rope, which is well respected by Chinese tourists. As we are the only western tourists in the vicinity, I can’t speak, but hope that we respect the sites as much as the Chinese do. After seeing the three sites, you get an idea of the area that the soldiers of the ...
... English excellent, her knowledge was amazing. She was able to explain many of the murals that we looked at in the different caves and explain who the statues were. The museum that is near the entrance to the caves is fabulous. Although the film they were showing about the caves was in Chinese with no subtitles, the rest of the museum had English translations everywhere. It has examples of some of the manuscripts and other documents found in the caves. The ...
... She agreed.
Then there is Theresa, the young English speaking student in the other compartment that would chime in every once in a while. Well it turned out that she has really been ever so helpful. She had given me her number in case I ever got in a bind during the trip. There have been several instances where literally, no one could speak or understand a single word of English and I was completely at a loss. It’s a terrible feeling to ...
... The most frustrating thing was that there was only a 12pm flight or an 8pm flight. Thinking about it, I would have probably been pushing it for the 12pm flight, as my train arrived at 9:40 and I had to find the airport bus terminal and probably catch the 10am bus which would have got to the airport at 11:30ish. The flights here seem to board half an hour before they fly... Admittedly I could have got a taxi, but I don't see that it could have taken much less time - the airport ...
... is a tourist city, but no one (except me) is crazy enough to go in winter, so there are about 15 other people other than workers in the huge complex. There was no line to wait for the camel ride or to get those awesome neon orange boot covers.
No, they aren't part of my outfit; they were provided to keep the sand from getting into my boots. If you're wondering about my lack of a hat, I didn't need it. It might have ...