Heaven costs Y90
Urumqi Travel Blog› entry 16 of 16 › view all entries
October 1st, 2006 – by: hyo
But it is all worth it, the view is magnificent although not entirely heavenly. We did climb some mountain tops from where the view was even more stunning. Even our stay in "Heaven" must end and we're off to Urumchi. Urumchi is a very boring city. I was already warned by several people and guidebooks don't stay more than 1 day in Urumchi. Unfortunately I had to stay 3 because of the National Holiday. It gave me time to meet Max & Jan Chambers whom I met in Kashgar and we had a very good meal at the Vine Coffeehouse, which is managed by two women from Curacao. I even got some good tips about some festivities in Urumchi for National Day from one of the Curacau women.
National Day in Urumchi is nice, there are a lot of festivities in town but it also means a lot of people go on holiday themselves so there were not that many people to watch the festivities. The best thing I saw was in the park where all the local clubs made some perfomances, eg gymnast for 70+ club, tai-chi club, dance club with butterflies for 70+, but also some real folklore clubs and a lot of cha-cha. It must be very popular as there were like 5 different groups doing the cha-cha. Although I'm not the greatest dancer on earth but the performances hurt my eye.
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