Road Trip in the Town of Arxan and Boondocking at Zhi Xing Hotel parking
We planned to stay at Jin camping for another night and take more photos of it. But at 05:00 morning, my daughter started to vomit heavily, and she got a fever going up. As there is no pharmacy or hospital in the village (2h drive to the nearest), we decided to leave the Jin Jiang Gou camping and head for the nearby town with a hospital. I don’t remember what hospital we found on the mobile, but we needed to drive-thru Xincheng Residential District and Arxan town. We found a pharmacy, but we could not buy any of the items recommended by the doctor as there are restrictions due to the Covid situation. Even basic medication for diarrhea needs to have a doctor’s prescription.
While driving thru Arxan, suddenly, on the right side, we saw many RVs and caravans parked and decided to make a U-turn to check it out. Maybe 30 RVs and caravans had made the camp at the empty Zhi Xing Hotel (Zhixing Grand Hotel) parking lot, and we decided to stay for a short period. After some consultation by mobile with our insurance medical assistance, we decided to stay put and wait to see. We had some medication with Probiotics and fever-lowering + a lot to drink. If getting worse, no matter what, we will head for the hospital. Luckily the vomiting and fever settled, and she started to feel well. I think it must have been some sort of food poisoning. When traveling, we always have a couple of first aid kits and a big box of basic medicine with us. Luckily the fever went down, and the vomiting stopped.
This was a great community. Everybody shared their ideas and also show some innovative upgrades to their cars. Almost all caravans were imported, and you can see the difference in design and quality. Of course, there is also a price difference.
Road trip in Town of Arxan and boondocking at closed hotel | Inner Mongolia 2021 | Day 15-16
- Big parking lot, plenty of space
- Surrounded by like-minded friendly travelers
- Water from the nearby gasoline station
- Shops close by
- Centre of Arxan close by with restaurants if you don't feel for cooking
- Some sightseeing spots in nearby surroundings
Need some improvement
- No water, no electricity
- No public toilet
- It is a parking lot
- Hotel is closed