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Wake up call at 6am.
I felt very tired - I only got 4 hours sleep.
Our train was at 7.30am - destination Beijing.
We had a big argument with our Taxi driver who tried to charge us double what we were quoted.
Canny traveler that I am, I was having none of it and we gave him the quoted price and walked off to a load of verbal abuse.
Sleep in for me. As I was not in the mood for breakfast. About 11am we headed to Turtle Rock. This big rock formation looks like a turtle, but facing the other way I think it looks like a rabbit. We climbed up the rock and ended up inside the rocks. Tim told us the story of the rocks and how it was a love story gone wrong and someone died. People leave money, which you can not touch. We then climbed through a tiny hole/gap ...
... lucky one, it seemed just one of us got the hidden slice of carrot each night. The main part of the trip though was the long drives in scenery of nothingness on bumpy dirt tracks and river crossings (very few bridges here). It's hard to explain but it's a vast green land dotted with Gers and nomads with their horses, all under a deep blue sky. Even our driver frequently stopped at other Gers to ask for directions. One journey of 100km took 5 hours. That's the same pace as ...
In reality I
am actually in Mongolia, preparing to leave the Russian train & check into
a hotel for sightseeing. My blog was blocked to some while I was in China,
hence the need for an upate.
leaving Chicago I was posting interesting cultural facts. Then I was writing a
note each day after arriving safely to ...
... of Genghis Khan's coronation, the new Government ...