Travel Blogs from Baiyin
... headed back to their dorms.
Once it was all guys again, we did what any other guys would
do: video games, then bar. First stop, right around the corner, was an arcade—a
space I haven’t occupied in ten years, but was giddy about doing. Alexi and I
were gung-ho about the idea of an arcade, so using our plentiful pockets, we
dived into it, heading straight for the basketball shooting games. The other
games were just background noise: it was ...
... echoes in the wind.
♥Other Scenic Spots: Engbei Ecological Tourist area, Ordos Relict Gull Nature Reserve.
♥The Ordos Airport is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from the Dongsheng District, adjacent to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan. The airport has recently opened flight to Beijing once a day with one hour's ride. Ordos is 240 kilometers (149 miles) from Hohhot and no more than three hours' ride to Baotou by train.
... to the altitude but at least it is only 3600m. The monastery was built in 8th century by the Lotus Budda and today there 500 monks there
Gwen gets a special blessing to her beads, bracelets and other memorabilia she has purchased and I made a small donation to the Budda of longevity and before leaving the monastery Gwen did a circuit of one of the lines of prayer wheels (see video).
At the ...
... the cultural revolution, what a shame. We have to climb about 50 steps to get to the top where first encounter an old woman, or should I say elderly, selling off cuts of Jade Gwen buys two pieces for 25yuan. We walk through te temple and take some photos at a price. Then Gwen, driver Mr. Yu and guide Dicky have a discussion with one of the monks about the merits of calendula as a herb.
After taking a few photos ...
Hey Hey and a Big G'Day to you all
Huang Chwun or The Yellow River, the life line of southern Gansu Province.
Takes many hours to get there but once you reach it it's a beautiful place to be. My Teacher Friends and I spent the afternoon on the banks of the Yellow River a few weeks after my arrival at the 'Green and Leafy' town of ...