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Rebuilding the old in Datong

I don’t have a good impression of Datong. I found it to have a slightly sullen, seedy air. It felt depressing, chaotic and grimy. There was a layer of dust on everything. And the reason for that soon became clear … Continue reading

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Finding Mr Gao and CITS Datong

The day’s plan hinged on me finding the Datong CITS office. We only have a day in Datong and wanted to do as most people do – see the key sights and take the night train out. In my research, … Continue reading

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Going on the midnight train… to Datong!

Not Ms Knight and the Pips. And certainly going nowhere near Georgia. But we were getting on that midnight train from Beijing to Datong. Traveling via night trains is always a good way to save some time and money. I’m … Continue reading

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