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Asia » China » Inner Mongolia » Chifeng October 22nd 2014

If you ever find yourself in the Beijing area and you are looking for a place to get away from it all, head to Inner-Mongolia to enjoy stunning scenery, huge open space, tranquility and good food. In October last year the English training school I work for organized a relaxing 3-day get-away for the staff (teachers and course consultants) in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. I must admit I wasn’t too thrilled about the long drive to get to Wulan Butong (8 hours) but it quickly became obvious we’d be driving through beautiful scenery. We first passed picturesque mountains (with the Great Wall on top!) and then we drove by little hamlets surrounded by sunflowers everywhere. Mountains then turned into rolling hills with herds of cows and sheep lazily grazing, and eventually we reached the grassland ... read more
Fantastic view at sunrise in the hills
some parts of the grasslands have been turned into Disneyland...
making hay in Inner-Mongolia

Asia » China » Inner Mongolia » Chifeng November 20th 2010

It has been months since my last TravelBlog entry, and for that I must apologize to all of you. My personal time this semester has been limited by the work with so many eager Chinese students, all wishing to spend extra time with me to practice their spoken English. But it is work and an experience I truly enjoy. My association and the interaction with my lovely students make me feel, that I can still make a difference to someone in my life. My travels in China fill my heart with adventure, joy and excitement, but the association with my college and my students at Taizhou Teachers College provide the energy, fuel and satisfaction for my soul. But sadly, the slow, limited and not so reliable computer-speed I am experiencing has been the more irritating problem ... read more
KASHGAR, PHOTO 1:  The Id Kah Mosque is The Landmark Mosque of Kashgar.
KASHGAR, PHOTO 2: Evening Prayer Time at the Id Kah Mosque.
KASHGAR, PHOTO 3: Camel taking a rest in on the plaza surrounding the Id Kah Mosque....




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