betsy is in hohhot


My first morning, I went for a walk to Xinhua Square, which, according to my Rough Guide to China is the centre of the city. Seemed like a good place to start.

There’s not much going on, or at least there wasn’t when I rocked up at midday on a tuesday at the end of the spring Lantern Festival. Well, there were all these decorations, and people flying kites and kids running around, but you know that feeling when last night everyone had a party without you? That.

The square itself isn’t that exciting, there’s some shops, hotels and banks, a some shopping centres around. Like most major cities, I suspect the fun parts are on the edges. 

I will find them.