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Knowing there were only two buses leaving for Hohhot, we got up early and headed back to the main road. Our yurt owner had informed us that the bus should arrive about 8am so we nervously waited wondering how easy it would be to hitch hike if the bus didn't come or didn't stop. As we waited a roadside slaughter was taking place and the butcher was certainly not wasting a scrap. Rach and I were ready to set the other sheep free, who had painfully watched the ...
... and stayed on a Mongolian ranch, and slept in a traditional yurt. The next day we went out to a lamastary, kinda like a monastery but for lamas, Tibetan Buddhist monks. And the third day went out to the desert and rode camels. It was a fun trip, but we did see a lot coal power plants, and a couple strip mines. We did get some great food though.
... We enjoyed a plate full of goyza, stir fried eggplant and green beans with rice. After dinner we took a taxi to the extremely grand looking hotel, where we chilled out in our room watching an amusing China's Biggest Loser (weight) cheering on the 401 pound orange t-shirt man! Stayed at Jiulong Holiday Hotel, Datong [T&J Rating: ...
... pork and shrimp dumplings and a plate of tasty fried veg.
It was around a 45 minute walk across town to reach the vicinity of Anda Guesthouse, at which point we had to call them as we just couldn't locate it! The lady came to the street and walked us to the entrance tucked down a no name side alley.
We were pleased to be able to book our next day and nights grassland activities and continued onto ...
... do you think the family uses to build their fires? I will give you a clue… they have a lot of cows! We had to search the grassland for dried up cow pies, which we collected using our bare hands! Yuk!! Cow manure does, however, burn well. The family uses it to heat their house and to cook their food, which was delicious!
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