Oct 11 2016

Jinjiang hotel @ Zhengzhou

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Jinjiang Inn (Zhengzhou Railway Station)
NO. 77 Erma Road, Zhengzhou, 450099, China

It’s comfortable and very convenient: just a couple of minutes walk from the old train station. The staff is friendly and helpful. However, the area is dilapidated, and they wont’t get a cab for you. I’ll have to walk out and get one, drive a few yards back to the hotel. My originally plan to take metro/subway to the high speed train station isn’t feasible since it’s a bit of walk.

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Oct 11 2016

Zhengzhou station East 郑州东

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Zhengzhou Dong, train station
Jinshui, Zhengzhou, China, 450046

Wiki has a page for it. It began to operation in Sept 2012, cost ¥4 billion to build.

Trains make Zhengzhou. The PA on the train announces. The cab drive says so too: all cargoes come to Zhengzhou then distribute to their destination. The new train station is only partially opened.

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No wonder the caboose was so empty from Zhengzhou to Xuzhou: they just opened this route on September 10, 2016. Bought a bottle of red wine

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They charge you ¥5 to pick up tickets that’s not start from that station. It seems to me, either the system is inadequate or they’re milking.

This young couple get on the train. The boy said, pointing to the business/first class: “Let’s sit here.” A moment later, the attendant chase them to their rightful place.

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Oct 10 2016

Zhengzhou 郑州

Trains made this city, the capital of Henan province, in

I stayed at Jinjiang Inn.


Oct 10 2016

黄河颂 Mount Rushmore relocates

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The Yellow River Scenic Area of Zhengzhou
郑州黄河风景名胜区
Huiji District, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

¥60 admission

Yellow River Scenic Area (黄河浏览区) is about 18 miles/30 km from downtown. I take the bus which is an easy ride, outside of the hotel. 2/3 of the journey is on a wide and empty Jiangshan Lu going up northwest.

The Area is huge,  20 sq km (nearly 5k acres), has the Xinghai Lake to the north and many scenic spots down below. There are many streets vendors (wish they weren’t there), restaurants and shops; museums, river boats, hotel, horse farm. A good place to jog and climb.

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Yes, you can ring the bell … for a little price.

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Oct 2 2016

Henan 河南

The Yellow River passes through it.