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... had the usual tower blocks of flats and power station. And for the first time we had a chance to get a sense of the infamous Chinese air pollution as for most of our stay the sky was grey and we saw that many old city houses still use coal for energy.
We are now at Xiahe, deep in China and near Tibet, however we haven't been able keep this updated. Stay tuned for what we did after Pingyao - the huge city of Xian and the Terracotta Army.
... We were armed with the tickets Mary had given us but quickly realized that we should have paid a bit more attention because the little map and all of the descriptions were listed in Chinese. So even if our original plan wasn’t to just walk around and see what we find that was really the only option for us so we gladly set out to do just that. Sure enough after window shopping a bit down the major street that our guest house was located on we ended up at a T junction ...
We seem to be hopping from one UNESCO World Heritage Site to the next which can't be a bad thing. The latest one is the ancient city of Pingyao.
We caught the bullet train from Xi-an and travelled at over 260 Kph on some stretches. The new train stations, usually about 15 Km away from the city centre are state-of-the-art and we only paid £20 for a 351 mile journey, and remarkably, it only took two and a ...
... walk to South Street for a bit of shopping. We tried an unusual ice cream and looked in the various stalls selling all sorts of nicknacks, old coins, Buddhas, animal skins, souvenirs and clothing. No luck on finding anything to fit her in the pants department, but Sonja did manage to buy a shirt. David had a great 45 minute massage and paid CYN50 (giving a tip of CYN2) - a grand total of around $9.50!!!! We had tea at the hotel before settling down for the ...
... plateaus to rest. We cheated and took the cable car down knowing we also had a bus to catch back to Pingyao.
Getting a public bus to the bus station in the nearby city wasn't straight forward as taxi drivers surrounded us. If I can give any of the countries I have travelled a piece of advice it would be to organise official taxi ranks because the scamming only irritates tourists and prevents them from returning. We did get the first bus but by the time ...