4. June 2000, Rest Day in Lanzhou
Our last rest day before Beiijing is very welcome as the last days have been tiring. Lanzhou also suddenly feels like being in the modern world again: At last we have an English-language TV channel again (StarTV), the hotel is a Singapore joint-venture and therefore has none of the Chinese hotel peculiarities and the hotel buffet is equipped with English-language description (after several weeks on the road, small things can make a difference).
Overall 1 hour 10 minutes penalty