|Taken from our bus, there are many terraced hillsides in Gansu province|
|Two sheep taking a ride on the highway...|
However, not all the roads are paved smooth, nor efficient. Some highways were single-lane traffic, which mean waiting until the opposite lane was clear before passing trucks carrying cars, fuel, equipment, sheep and pigs.
Periodically we would encounter toll areas where security officers would come on board to check us and our passports. One time one officer looked long and hard at us before he finally advised us all to wear our seat belts.
|Facing north, the Qilian mountains in the distance|