Day 34: Jiayuguan (嘉峪关) – July 21

 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!).

A market full of BBQ!.. and warm beer

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4 thoughts on “Day 34: Jiayuguan (嘉峪关) – July 21

  1. Heroko Yihe Zhao

    iced cold apricot tea …i bet it tastes much better than the arizona canned ones here

    • The only good ones were home-made ones, we haven’t seen any in a while only pre-packaged ones, which actually tastes like arizona cans =P

      • Heroko Yihe Zhao

        i will buy a can later then close my eye imagining myself in jiayuguan

  2. well…i was born and grown up in jiayuguan, and i love this city! not many people travel to jiayuguan, and not many people know this place. i am glad you did and i hope you enjoyed it!

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