Travel Blogs from Yangquan
Today was our first long distance overnight train in China.
We had a pretty nervous/excited feeling towards the trip because alot of people we had already spoken to all took the soft sleepers, which most western tourists do, but we had booked the hard sleepers because they are dirt cheap and we wanted the proper experience.
So after a a long day waiting at wondering around town stocking up on food and sweets ...
... and cold dry winter. Additionally, winter and summer are longer whilst spring and autumn are shorter. As the weather can be rapidly changeable in autumn, temperature difference between the day and night is great.
♦When to Go: from April to October of a year
♦Niangzi Pass: Apart from the sites of old berm, the gate and the wall, this pass of the Great Wall also has a waterfall nearby which counteracts the ...
Day 18 The day started with a bike ride around the Ancient City Walls of Xi'an, I rode for about 2 hours. Wasn't much to see but seeing the size and effort in building this Walled in City was. Next it was a small lunch and a few beers with a few games of pool before heading to the train station for an overnight trip to ...
... her e is a bit ropey and slow so will fill yopu guys in with info when i'm back plus i have pics of scenry , climbing and nights out. amazing.
off to xian next to see terra cotta warriors. next
finallyy phase 1 and 2 of my changged and "special trip" appear to be in place. i dont think phase 3 will work out but we'll see. keeping finger crossed for now.
next blog.... xian and warriuors
... my head, so 2 hours later and 400rmb better off it was back to the hotel to meet up with everyone.
Once we had all re-grouped it was time to book our tickets out of Changsha to Guilin, we had all heard how nice this place was, but getting there was pretty tricky as the rest of China who incidently were also all on holdiay had also heard how nice it was, quite unbelievably we managed to get tickets, on a sleeper train leaving the next morning, so after a ...