Having Wonderful Lanzhou Cuisines, Enjoying Delightful Yellow River Cruise, & Taking an Amazing Bath at Lanzhou Ying Bin Hotel, before Shopping for Beautiful Lanzhou Souvenirs in Northwestern China
Filed Under (China, Cuisines, Gansu, Lanzhou, Shopping, Silk Road, Travelling, World Souvenirs) by Janet on 07-08-2009
It’s lunch time now for wonderful Lanzhou cuisines (presented beautifully!!) here at a pretty Chinese Restaurant after visiting White Pagoda Hill Park, Lanzhou Waterwheel Park & Yellow River (Huanghe) Mother Sculpture in the morning :
Real dirty-looking & muddy Yellow River (Huanghe)………….
Heheh, we’ve just got a pretty delightful Yellow River (Huanghe) Cruise here in Lanzhou – Still missing the Sheepskin Rafting though, but this’s the best & it’s the closest we could get to the famous much-talked-about River in China!!
Hahah it’s only been one night sleeping aboard the Deluxe Oriental Express Train travelling last night from Xi’an to Lanzhou (arriving this morning!), yet there’re complains about NOT being able to bathe in the Train cos there isn’t any warm or HOT water at all, except freezing COLD water!!
As for myself, I’m pretty ok cos weather’s been pretty cold since this morning, & remembering my uni days back in Australia where I never bathed for a couple of days in a row, cos weather was simply too cold during Winter hahahha!! And really I still smelt sososoo good heheheh!!!
Nevertheless, cos of the complains & requests from Tour members, our Chinese Tour Guide decided to let us check into Lanzhou Ying Bin Hotel - well, for an additional charge (to ourselves!) at 200RMB for a Room, which I shared with my brother-in-law Ah Hia!!
Not too bad, though just for 2 hours, our whole Tour group has a good resting time having an amazing bath (well, actually just a Shower!!) in the huge Bathroom, & sleeping for a while on the comfortable bed (no Train bed for now!!) at the Hotel………….
We’re now inside this Chinese Restaurant (after checking out of Lanzhou Ying Bin Hotel) for our Dinner of wonderful Lanzhou Cuisines – seen standing here below is our new Chinese Tour Guide (Xiao Chen who’s replaced our Xi’an Tour Guide) who’s travelled with us on the Deluxe Oriental Express Train from Xi’an last night :
Hey there’s even Chinese Roast Duck!! heheh dreaming of China’s Peking Duck right now……….but these’re equally delicious!!
See our most sumptous spread of wonderful yummy yummy Lanzhou Cuisines – it’s really one good dinner we’re having right here!!
But to our surprise, we’re served yet another last Dish – hahah not quite expecting the ingredients though………ahmmm………..may be they’re the left-overs from cooking our Dinner Cuisines…………
And of course how can we move on, out of Lanzhou, back to our Deluxe Oriental Express Train tonight to continue on our way along the Silk Road without grabbing some beautiful Lanzhou Souvenirs huh!??!?
Love these beautiful Chinese Embroidered Ornaments………….
Well, it’s been a most enjoyable whole day of sightseeing & yummy yummy Lanzhou Cuisines here in the Capital of Gansu intersected by the Silk Road at Northwestern China – now it’s time to bid Lanzhou Goodbye as we reboard the Deluxe Oriental Express Train back inside our Cabin (same as last night’s) to continue on our mysterious Silk Road journey…………….