Splendid Dragon Inn (1st branch)
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... under the Mongol Empire
In 1211, after the conquest of Western Xia, Genghis Khan mobilized an army to conquer the Jin Dynasty. His general Jebe and brother Qasar were ordered to reduce the Jurchen cities in Manchuria. They successfully destroyed the Jin forts there. The Khitans under Yelü Liuge declared their allegiance to Genghis Khan and established nominally autonomous state in Manchuria in 1213.
Genghis Khan (1206–1227) gave ...
Just a quick one to say I have updated a back-entry: Zhangjiajie. Given the snow pictures you've just seen, this should provide a pretty awesome contrast. Looking at those two entries back-to-back really highlights how many seasons I've covered via distance, rather than time.
Also, there are totally monkeys in that photo ...
... around here. Uncle Four is a pushy pushy dude. Even when we were in Beijing we were getting phone calls - "When will you be in Panjin? Will you be in Panjin TOMORROW?! Oh we miss you, we miss you ... " okay okay so he loves his family very much and he misses them lots, it's a bit annoying when you've given a dude a specific date and he just won't accept it, but OKAY. We get there and he's nothing but friendly, in that very Chinese won't-take-no-for-an-answer sort of ...
Well my active vocabulary has gone up by the hundreds in the last month or so, which is never a bad thing, but the conversations (and books/websites I read) are all so random it's still sort of hard to come out with anything tremendously profound - I'll get there though. Finally read Little Prince (小王子) in Mandarin without breaking it into managable pieces, which I'm very happy about. I wanna see the movie with Gene Wilder now!
... hates drinking, but I'm not sure who he's comparing himself to. For every meal at home, without fail, I am offered at LEAST a little shot glass of baijiu - one of the most potent boozes I‘ve come across. It is 50% at the lowest strength, and it tastes like ethanol with an aftertaste of fire and something vaguely sweet and pleasant. Mr X's personal stash comes straight from a friend who runs a factory, so it's the highest quality and is ...
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Downtown, Yingkou | Hotelfrom $32
No.1 Huzhuli, Shifu Road, Zhanqian District, Yingkou | Hotelfrom $59
North of Kunlun Main Street, Bayuquan District, Yingkou | 4 star hotelfrom $28
Downtown, Yingkou | Hotelfrom $41
No.1 East Xinxing Streeet, Zhanqian District, Yingkou | 4 star hotelfrom $48
No.51 Children's Palace Li, Zhanqian District, Yingkou | Hotelfrom $22