Xilan International Hotel
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... our little courtyard hotel, eating delicious pastries and drinking a considerable amount of beer priced at only 50p for a large bottle.
Whilst it's not possible to describe it as very exciting, it was a nice time for us to finally put the backpacks to one side, relax and recuperate after what had felt like a lot of travelling with a lot more journeys to follow over the next couple of days. The only thing to really note was that we saw what happens when young Chinese men drink ...
... in the city. Entering Tibet from Nepal
requires travel on a group visa, but individual visas are then required for
continued travel in China after the tour ends. This all involved filling out
forms and getting photographed, leaving our passports behind for several days
while we made a little loop detour to Xiahe and Bingling Si, and retrieving
them three days later. By the time we left to continue on to Pingliang I had
enough of Lanzhou.
... I trekked in silence for most of the afternoon. Hoping the end would hurry up. We eventually arrived at " the half way house" made famous by Michael Palin who did the same trek I am doing and wrote about it. Dont know what he saw in this place. The room is very basic and the showers and toilets are shared by all. (reminds me of youth camps at Bargara beach years ago). We had drinks up in the roof before going hiking again to see the waterfall. Normally we would have trekked to ...
... me my first view of the Yellow ...
... for one minute that we are not enjoying ourselves, WE ARE! Immensely but these anecdotes are written showing the REAL path in life is (at times) not all fun and games and whilst this trip is throwing us curve balls now and again we solve them, we get up, dust ourselves off and move on, wiser and stronger for the experience. I have always believed (since a teenager really) that YOU ARE WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE ! and boy will we be somewhat changed people when we return ...