Zi Yu Hotel
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... irritating people to go away and boil their heads. Luckily, she is in charge. Our taxi driver has such a large propane cylinder in his car boot that our cases won't fit in with the lid shut, so he nonchalantly leaves the boot open despite our protests. This alarms, and we haul out a smaller case and insist on taking it into the car with us. When I put my seatbelt on, he rolls his eyes. On our way to the hotel we notice that the open boot is quite in style in Datong and the ...
... br> At 9am there was still no sign of the other tourists, nor from the guide. It
would have actually surprised me if we would have left on time, but after about
15min the other ones arrived and we were set to go.
The first stop of the day would be the Yungang caves. It’s a series ofcaves
spread over a 1km distance containing carved Buddha’s. I had something in mind
but once we arrived 40min later I knew I was right... The structure of the
caves reminded ...
... and mannered sort, were towards the back. I am beginning to think that me in person looks nothing like me in my passport picture, as more often than not I get stared at with deep concentration before being compared to my picture - then a few random questions get fired at me before they wearily stamp my book. Once in China, we had a few challenges to face....we had to get fro Erlian to Datong where we had booked a special treat - a 5 star hotel - yip, us ...
... food trolley was in the way and the kids didn't know what to do. The wife was getting irrate at everyone, the husband was still in the cabin and the crew were trying to herd the kids and mum off and I said to the mum, that the train would leave with them still on it, so then she starts yelling at the husband from the end of the carriage, kids have been put on the platform, and down the corridor with three suitcases comes dad, crew is yelling ...
... the best sight of it from the ground.
What a marvellous feat of engineering, especially because it was built so long ago without the aid of modern technology.
Next stop, after lunch, was the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda. The tallest wooden pagoda, it was originally built without nails, and is another example of the incredible skills of ancient builders and craftsmen.