Travel Blogs from Hohhot
... small city in China, but it is still over a million people there. It was great to get into the clean air, and see the blue sky and stars. It was funny, because the tour was all expats working in China, and I was the only one just traveling around. I met some very cool people though.
So for the tour, the first day we went out to ...
... train station complex, where we bought bus tickets before doing an emergency KFC lunch given literally no other options. The bus was not as relaxing as we'd hoped and after a very bumpy 5 hour ride we finally reached Datong. Here we had a surprisingly good early dinner at a hotel restaurant which Jen had happened to go in to use ...
... Mongolian family!
After a very bumpy journey through the grassland, the dirt track that we had been travelling along finally came to an end. The Mongolian family lived in a small mud brick house covered in Buddhist prayer flags. It was surrounded by a few yurts (gers) and their animals including sheep, cows, horses, ...
... getting hugs from kind and smiling older ladies who are as excited to meet us as we are them.
As the sun sets we sit at the station, drinking the quite excellent local beer and waiting for the train that will take us to Mongolia. We are, of course, surrounded by camera happy locals. It's been a fun stop, but I am SO excited to arrive in Ullan Baatar to experience the beauty and bustle of the city, but mostly to have a ...
With both natural and man-made disasters occurring all over the world, this has been one of the craziest weeks. It was only a few weeks ago that the ugly H7N9 avian flu had reared its ugly head in China once again already infecting almost 100 people and claiming one fifth of those victims. Then came the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon that claimed the lives of three and injuring several hundreds. Not long after that a fertiliser plant in Texas explodes, killing and injuring ...
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