Zhangye Power Mansion
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Today was a long drive day although with stops it didn't seem too bad. I tried to nap a bit as I got little sleep last night thanks to the mosquitoes that kept biting me. It's unfortunate as the beds were actually comfy and not the typical hard Chinese beds. Our drive today was through the Hexi corridor. Basically we drove on a road on the flat land between the Qilian mountain range to the south and the ...
... crowds does not detract from the scenery.
*By the way if you plan a visit to China, never, ever coincide with any of the numerous Chinese national holidays. You will be overwhelmed by the numbers of domestic tourists.
*Zhangye, our destination for tonight was also an important centre on the Silk Road route leading to Xian. Today it is a city of around 1 million, which is very modest by Chinese standards. We have been pleasantly surprised ...
... All you would have to do is look up and immediately see the structures you were. The Wooden Pagoda was cool bananas and it amazes me that fire hasn't stolen it with the amount of smokers in China!
I am still fascinated and mesmerised by the beautiful surroundings outside of the temples etc so much care and attention is paid which is so lacking in so many other counties The Giant Buddha was cool as were the surrounding statues. What surprised ...
... was so lovely and refreshing to a father who was emotionally expressive with his child!! There really is some very attractive about men with kids.
Cracked up on the way back to see a man on bicycle pulling a cart with a crackling fire on the back! I would hate to see the carnage if he hits anyone and knowing how crazy the road/pavement systems here are it wouldn't surprise me WHEN it happens not if!
Dangermouse is a happy camper today ;-)
... change! Would be perfect with the colour at sunrise or sunset but unfortunately our time didn't stretch to this.
We began getting conscious of the time as our bus was due to leave at 6pm but there was an hour drive back to the station and on top of that we needed to get a taxi back to the hostel to grab our things and then back to the station! The time was now 2pm :-/ ...