After lunch in a big roadside place called "Yu Long Friendship Store" where we had lunch in the restaurant and some people went shopping in the huge store where you could buy pretty much anything from various souvenirs and clothing to rugs.
Great Wall of China
We are informed that one of the group members, Vicki, has been denied her Tibet permit because of a technical difficulty. She takes it in stride, and opts for a group-of-one trip to the Kokonor, to visit the birthplaces of Tsongkhapa, the Dalai Lama and the previous Panchen Lama, as well as Qinghai Lake and Labrang Tashi Khyil. Thus her itinerary from here on follow a path less traveled. But she will rendezvous with us in a few weeks in Mongolia, where she entrances us with tales of her many adventures.