My trip to Xinjiang was supposed to start “officially” in Lanzhou. So, I went to the sources, and when a guide says:
“Lanzhou is an important communication node. In 1990 it was considered the most contaminated town in Earth. Although it has some destinations interesting around the city, it has little sense to lengthen the stay for more time than the time needed to extend your visa or buy a train ticket” (Lonely Planet)
It means”do not stop here!”
I will not see the Yellow River rafts, nor the water wheels in the Water Wheel Park
nor I will take a Gondola ride in some themed hotel
Bye, bye, Lanzhou, happy not to have seen you!