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... next to the train station where she knows the staff and arranged for us to hang out in their lobby and use their WiFi. The hotel also has a hotpot restaurant that locals like so she took me in, introduced me to the staff (who speak no English) and explained the menu. It is not easy as first you order a broth flavor, then a dipping sauce, then meat and vegetables. The pot of boiling broth is at the table and you add the meat and vegetables as you go, taking them out as they ...
... clean the whole place with an inch of its life (Beijing same). Breakfast is typical Asian hotel - ENORMOUS - but with a strong Chinese twist. The breakfast alone needs a separate blog, but more later. The room rate Sue had got, however, was about 60 % of the Beijing hotel and a quick bit of mental arithmetic revealed that a couple could live here, including breakfast, for about £10,000 a year. Any takers - back to the old family tradition? Having recovered from the trip ...
... on their wall of
3 Minutes of glory passed away and now we really set off to see the hanging
monastary, some 80kms outside of Datong. It took us about 1 1/2h to reach
there. According to the guidebook it should be one of the most spectacular
sites of China, but at first it didn’t really impressed me. It looked much
smaller than on the pictures I saw. However, the way it has been built (on
wooden stillts) is crazy and not for the ...
... to being blatantly starred at - what do you do - do you stare back, pretend not to notice, get upset... so we just sat on our luggage and pretty much pretended not to notice. There was a lovely little boy who was quite fascinated with us and his mom tried to encourage him to come up to us, but he was having none of it! We even had people casually come and stroll up to us, take a sneaky glance and then turn around and slowly walk back to where they came ...
... mine nearby and for years coal trucks trundled past, so many of the caves and statues have a dusty grey layer of coal dust on them. No doubt the renos will continue, our guide was telling us that before the Olympics the area was surrounded by small villages, so they relocated them, flattened their homes and have made it into a huge tourist trap complete with little lakes and a water course on which you can take a boat to the end of the grottoes ...