Yungang Jianguo Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... on the floor by the infant (ironically that we had kicked out of our bunk earlier) we exited the train and fought off the blood sucking illegal taxi drivers (that our Chinglish friend would claim are the reason China is "developing"), and found an ethical cabby to give us a ride to our hostel. Long day but our Hostel is one of the best we've stayed at. Louise made me vow that we never do this again. I hope I can live up to that ...
... with them all.
The depressing nature of it is that the phenomenon is rooted in fundamental notions of admiring Westerners solely on the basis of their being from the West; this from a society that had an extensive bureaucracy and two remarkable religious philosophies under its belt, while we, woad-drenched, sacrificed one another to indifferent celestial bodies. To quote the great Martin Philips, "We feel we must be others, and that this is more than that/If egos ...
... drunk playing kings cup with you and passes out on your bed…
As this is really my first time travelling 100% alone, and as Mongolia and Russia are the places I feel least confident travelling by myself in, I think it's an acceptable deviation from the eurorail journey I have planned.
There are 13 in our group, too many to all fit in the 4 person cabins so our first night I am in a 4 person ...
... 1500 years, but some of it was still in amazing condition. It was really beautiful work. I don't think I can describe it any better than the photos so I'll leave the rest to them..! The second place we visited from Datong was a hanging monastery, a pretty bizarre but very impressive little temple stuck on the side of a cliff! It's really small and doesn't seem to be used by monks any more as it was packed with tourists, but was very different to all the other temples ...
... which is 17 metres (Chinese tourist attractions love to give the height of every artifact, size matters). In short, it is a very impressive natural sight that has probably been free to visit for most of its existence. However, its tourist potential has turned it recently into a day-long attraction by building an accompanying visitor centre about Buddhism - using the latest technology in the displays including a green screen ...