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Our tale of two cities

August 28th 2017
We had flown into Lhasa so it made sense to try the train out, booked to Xining approximately 20 hours, soft sleeper, other than that no idea what to expect, maybe stock up on edibles, big box of noodles each, fruit, nuts and our staple for the trip, snickers bars. The strict diet out the window, the language barrier means a lot of pointing and often being surprised at what turns up, my fussy litt ... read more
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