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... with the same spiel, all claiming there was nothing to see in the direction we were walking, which made us even more determined to do it. Most of the people we had met have huge businesses with hundreds of yurts, which takes away from their authenticity.
A steep and rocky hill awaited us, so we carefully climbed as the rocks both beneath our feet and in our grasp moved away from the cliff side. I took a deep breath, drowning in the fresh air and ...
... 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: ...
We had a surprisingly good nights sleep considering the location, woken only a few times by people getting on and a conductor shining a light in Jen's face! Around 9am we arrived into Hohhot and walked directly to our hotel, where we were pleased to be given a room straight away.
After showering and recharging we headed out and just a few paces from the hotel we came across a local dumpling restaurant. Here ...
... Desperate for the loo, I was informed that there was no toilet and told to go in the grass (no trees to hide behind!).
Then it was time to face my biggest fear…riding a horse. Mongolian horses are kept outside all year round, even when the temperature reaches -30*c in the Winter! Brrr!! Apart from a very ...
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