Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Xining, At Last
Today, we traveled through the long pass between Surmang and Jeigu. We left early in the morning with most of the Americans. Zia, though, did not leave. I have been so lonely with no kids for three months and it was nice having another kid around. It was sad leaving Surmang, but the drive was beautiful! We traveled through high rocky mountains covered with fresh snow. Along the path, there were astonishing colorful Buddhist prayer flags. We arrived in Jeigu, and took a 5:00 plane to Xining. We are now staying in a nice hotel and I just took a hot bath. It feels nice being clean and out of stink range. We are about to go eat a nice dinner.