Nomadic Gatherings: Chapter Seven: Grasslands to Terracotta.
Posing For Tourists and Digging For Gold.
With temperatures that drop below -35 degrees Celsius and stay around -20 on a good day in the winter, it is a hard existence for the people of Inner Mongolia, and unfortunately many are giving up their nomadic way of life to pose for tourists or prospect for gold.
I shared the hard-sleeper section to Hohhot with two female nurses; a Hong Kong Chinese girl on a two year world-tour; and a friend of hers from Beijing.
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