Long bus day today, after a 5hr 166km bus ride (extremely bumpy and slow), we made it back to Zhangye so we can catch the next bus to Jiayuguan. We made a stop over to KFC to get a taste of fast food. Both of us are a bit tired of noodles and similar tasting food, so we try to stop for some familiar foods whenever we get a chance to!
Fact: McDonald’s does not exist in the northwestern part of China, as it has not reached the GDP-per-capital required for the corporation….but not too low for KFC!! Also, KFC in China has a lot of cool stuff like corn on the cob, bubble tea, custard tarts and even burritos!
So leaving one city at 7:15am and arriving at our destination at 6:45pm, we finally checked in and headed over to the local market for some famous grilled skewers and iced cold apricot tea (delicious!).