- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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... load. The clarity was better than ever and today we can see vapour trails through the sky. At least that was until we started driving south towards Beijing, for two reasons. The first seems to be our proximity to Beijing and the other is the smoke being billowed from the exhausts of the two non-turbo cars in front as our altitude increases. When we got above 1000m a few days ago the smoke was more than before but today we have been between 1100m and ...
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.
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As the sun set, a short hike up to a high point offered a unique view of my surroundings. Typically, there is no chance for an elevated view of anything, but here, a very steep climb offered such a view.
... chewing with your mouth open, slurping your noodles because they are too hot and spitting in public is revolting. Rant over! Actually, as I am led here writing I am surrounded by snorers and despite my ear plugs being tightly jammed in, the bellows still get through to my ear drums. Coughing does not work and nor does knocking their beds. I can't bring myself to hit them at fear of retaliation in Chinese. I guess I am in for the long haul and i'm moody.
Next stop Pingyao.
So I had to find a place to hang out for the National Day holiday, October 1-7. Side note on Chinese holidays, if they get holiday days everybody has to make up the days off on the following weekends, so they don't seem to get any days off.
I chose to go out to Hohhot, in Inner Mongolia, and take a tour of the grasslands and desert. ...