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Travel Blogs from Pingyao
... not many pharmacies around to try and procure medication, if you can convey the illness in mandarin!!
It is funny how reserved but with a good sense of humour the Chinese can be. I know it may have been culturally inappropriate but I couldn't resist getting up close and personal, and once i did it was like having the paparazzi there. All the people were giggling and snapping away. The next lot that came along definitely had a more daring sense of ...
... streets of Pingyao. I
tried one of the local pastries, something deepfried with a green kind of jelly
inside.It had a strong taste and to be honest i don’t know what I ate, but
sometimes it’s better to keep it like that..
The main streets of the city were made for tourists, shops selling the same
kind of ****** things nobody would ever use, fake antiques and Mao
relics... I didn’t really liked the atmosphere, but once you ...
We would ask the train staff if they had any spare beds. This involved us walking through about 7 sleeper carriages, through the restaurant car to the domain of the the hard seat traveller. They lock the door so that No one from the front two hard seat carriages can get through. Once the guard unlocked it there was literally a wall of people (mostly migrant workers). Jae sent me through first and ...
... nice, and is a million times nicer than the place we stayed in Beijing.... And all for £10 a night! Now to get some food (we haven't eaten in 15 hours!) and off to explore pingyao, which is the only city in china to still have its original city walls... Bring it on! (Just to note, the hotel it has come up with that we are staying is not the right one...much too posh for us travellers! Ours is Tian Yi Hotel, No.9 Mi Jia Xiang, Pingyao ...
... booked for our trip to Pingyao. We enjoyed a late rise then I took off to explore a local neighbourhood while Graeme played with his new toy.
Graeme and I left the hostel and caught the bus to the train station as advised by our hosts. We are going to Pingyao on the advice of an English couple who recommended it. They are taking the same train as we are and will meet us at the station.
The bus was crazy crowded and we ...