Da Tong

Our only fear on our trip to Datong is that we had to buy return train tickets back to Beijing for the next day, and we couldn’t do it until

Read More

sorry for you, you aren’t here

i woke up at 6.30 or so and started with some coffee and cookies again. after an inspection of the bathroom, i decided that i could skip the shower. just

Read More

2 Ways to Put a Cliff to Good Use

We never really thought we would be able make it Datong as a day trip- it’s 400 km from Beijing and the terrain is on the mountainous side. They said

Read More

Yungang Caves and The Hanging Temple (and sexy Datong city!!!)

10th May Laura – Got the train to Datong. It was a hard seat, and when they say hard they really do mean HARD!!! It was more or less a

Read More

Does anyone speak English, Help! – Datong, Yungang Grottos & Hanging Temples

We took the overnight sleeper train and arrived nice and early in Datong. What a culture shock, unlike Beijing this place is an industrial coal mining city. The train station

Read More

Nuns on the bus….

We arrived in Datong at 7am after a rather ‘interesting’ night spent getting next to no sleep on the sleeper train from Beijing. Somewhat wearily we went in search of

Read More

Resting in Pingyao

Our arrival in Pingyao was some what of a group effort. Having stepped out of the train station exit at Taiyuan (because the first bus to Pingyao did not leave

Read More

Datong: primeras escenas chinas

Atravesamos Datong para desayunar. A aquellas horas solo había abiertos lugares en los que desayunar como un chino, y, lo siento por mis amigos que querían otra cosa, me empeñé

Read More

most pleasant journey

the two last days were not very exciting. i did some sightseeing and i will save you from watching the photos of some more temples, masks and other stuff. unfortynately

Read More

yunyang caves and the hanging monastery

a day that turned out to be for sight seeing. my actual plan was to stay this day in datong and maybe visit some sights here. of course my plan

Read More