Zhangye Power Mansion
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After an early flight from Chengdu to Lanzhou We arrived in Zhangye in the late afternoon. The purpose of our sojourn is to see the unusual Rainbow mountains. How did they get to be so colorful??? They are striations of different colored sandstone and minerals pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates. Adam, our …
Today we were going to sleep longer, and theoretically that is true. At 8 we leave the hotel. It's a glorious morning, cool but not cold, blue sky, sunshine, in short, a morning like every autumn morning aught to be. Soon my hands are on the wheel again, and to our right crawl the Qilien (sorry, I really don't know how to spell it) mountains with snow cover. Like some prehistoric, or maybe science fiction, monster it rears its back out of the flat desert. The tips of its ...
... so far for today. No touring today. Neither Jason nor Ahmed are looking forward to the cold of the camping.
3.3% beer last night was not particularly flavourable but Hoang was a new brand. The Chinese do not like strong beers so we must endure.
The music on board has been pretty bad. People bring their Ipods of their own personal, usually current, music selections. Truck music has to be karaoke music ie stuff everyone ...
Leaving Lanzhou behind we began to truly pass into China's enigmatic West, along the Lanzhou-Urumqi bullet train line which would be the spine of the next fortnight of our trip. The landscape had truly changed now to dry and barren plains flanked by snow-capped mountains and the climate also became more friendly - relatively hot in the afternoon sun, but generally cool and dry, with the humidity of the earlier part of our trip disappearing. The next ...
... I must admire my mother not only can she take the pace but the woman, when she does sleep, can sleep through bloody anything. Not only did she sleep in the afternoon through them rebuilding the hotel around us but slept through a staff member walking around with her radio after 10pm. I on the other hand can hear a mouse **** in Mabletherpe ;-(
Spent the evening living the party high life: researched and booked place to stay in Shanghai and researched train ...