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Travel Blogs from Jiuquan
... deranged woman who back in the day used to show people around. Once again I find a woman who is an inspiration, but sadly there still are so few in the world at large and throughout history. We need more renegades, ladies!!
after nearly biting and chewing my own arm off as i am in a perpetucal state of hunger our driver (who had been given instructions for cheap food) very skilfully delivered us to the market we ate at last night. We managed to negotiate ...
... and they are easily embarrassed when you smile and wave at them. So if anyone is thinking of invading china in the near future this info will help you distract and disarm them completely ;-) Once again every man, woman and child wanted to say hello and know where we are from. We did get one hell of a shock when the lady in front of us turned around and spoke impeccable English to ask if she could borrow our programme; without which the ...
... that mum was a widow which they thought was sad but not as sad as when i told them i was a spinster!! I went on to explain that previously i was a workaholic and now i was looking for a Chinese husband and that i preferred Asian men. Oh dear the next thing i knew they were trying to matchmake me with young man in our compartment!! Very thoughtful of them. People here are so incredibly kind and i think they believe i need more food as they keep plying me with ...
... we exchanged a few gestures and it transpired that he could stay there but we, being Westerners, couldn't.
So, after a quick phone call to a friend he found the name of a hotel that would accept us and we headed there.
He came in with us to double check and en route to this hotel was pointing out good places to eat.
He really was a kind hearted and really helpful taxi driver and I do feel bad that I had ...
... decided to stay in our hotel for food and this turned out to be a very amusing evening! First, I was given a note by a guy who had tried talking to me for 10minutes where all I could do was smile and say 'yinguar' (England in Chinese) to make him aware I didn't understand! He then wrote me a note, yes in Chinese, and gave it to me which also appeared to have a number on there. Ha ha. I translated on ...
Other places to stay in Jiuquan
Downtown, Jiuquan | Hotelfrom $80