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... 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.
... and stayed on a Mongolian ranch, and slept in a traditional yurt. The next day we went out to a lamastary, kinda like a monastery but for lamas, Tibetan Buddhist monks. And the third day went out to the desert and rode camels. It was a fun trip, but we did see a lot coal power plants, and a couple strip mines. We did get some great food though.
... We enjoyed a plate full of goyza, stir fried eggplant and green beans with rice. After dinner we took a taxi to the extremely grand looking hotel, where we chilled out in our room watching an amusing China's Biggest Loser (weight) cheering on the 401 pound orange t-shirt man! Stayed at Jiulong Holiday Hotel, Datong [T&J Rating: ...
... little coffee house, where we relaxed with wifi and cappuccinos. A heavy and quite unexpected rain storm decended whilst we were in the cafe and we waited for it to clear before walking on to Carrefour for a snack stock up.
We agreed to give the local temples a miss and continued our day of walking finally reaching Little Sheep hotpot restaurant for dinner. Here we started with a bubbling broth which ...
... I returned in one piece and very excited about having a go at archery using a Mongolian bow and arrow. In the past these were used for warfare but now archery is a traditional Mongolian sport.
As the night drew in it became very cold so we decided to build a campfire. There are very few trees in the grassland ...
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