Yungang International Hotel
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... protected is still amazing. The most beautiful caves were painted in bright, dazzling colour a long long time ago, but those were the ones where photos weren't allowed. So, you'll have to be content with the statues that are monotone. Sorry folks.
After a few hours of ogling the statues, which are really interesting because you can see the Indian influence. Some of them looked almost Hindu.
Anyway, it was only noon when ...
After a very early morning flying from Beijing to Datong we hit the ground running, meeting our little fireball of a tour guide Mary at the airport and heading straight for our first sightseeing destination! We had about an hour in the car to do some quick "get to know yous" before we arrived at the Yuanguang Grottoes. Since this was our first official tour destination outside of Beijing we were immediately really taken aback by the incredibly new looking façade ...
... 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 ...
... Having been directed to the street of restaurants, we obediently headed that way, and being devoid of energy/curiosity to go any further, we frequented one of the first places we stumbled upon.
Once inside and seated, we realised we were the sole costumers. The chain smoking crank of a maîtresse d' threw some Chinese menus in front of us, then made a few suggestions by pointing to parts of the menu and grunting. Obviously we didn't have a notion what we were ...
... way to the airport. I know they say that your meant to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight I think we were a little excessive. We arrived a good 12 hours before our flight. What to do in an airport for 12 hours. Once we had eaten there was pretty much nothing left to do. We managed to find an hourly hotel inside the airport that seemed more convenient to stay in than traipsing round Beijing trying to find a place to stay for the night. We woke up at about ...