Travel Blogs from Pingyao
Yan'an was the headquarters for the Communist 8th Route Army from 1937 - 1947 and claims to be the birthplace of Communist China. Mao Zedong is immortalized in the Revoluntary Museum. The museum looked great and was full of fascinating photographs and maps. Unfortunately there were no translation so much of the historical significance was lost. Not too many artifacts but there was plenty of old army hardware. The town is modern ...
... showed me his taxi and I thought, ok well nice, free service, but once I put my bags in the trunk he asked me for money.
I grabbed his paper and showed him the sentence “free pick-up service” but it’s
impossible to discuss with a tout. I said “**** it”, grabbed my bags and opened
my guidebook. If I rememberd good, the hostel wasn’t thàt fa from the station.
Normally I aint that good in reading maps (basically my sence ...
... sea. At lunch time we travelled to another friends house for a braai ( barbecue for us Brits.) We stayed with Mark and Jess who have a beautiful daughter called lily. That evening Mark and their friend Craig who are 2 extremely talented musicians were together singing and playing music with us to the early hours of the morning. It was great insight into Bruce's youth and felt good to be sharing the experience with his very good friends. It was a pretty cool, fun and chilled ...
... person he had spoken English to was his professor! Liam's closing comparison for Pingyao would be "a cross between York and Haworth but Chinese".....very insightful :)! Anyway after a very chilled out few days we were anxious to board our next sleeper train to Xi'an to have a bit more action! Surprisingly even though we had a soft sleeper on the train this time instead of a hard sleeper we both slept awfully but we got through it and arrived safely in ...
... venturing out to the bar for supplies and to be chatted at by a lovely, well travelled Mexican nurse called Antonio. We were always going to Xi'an next to see the Terracotta Warriors but, our experiences of Beijing and Pingyao have left us craving oxygen so maybe the far south beckons us sooner rather than later? So sadly Pingyao didn't live up to our expectations of a fully functional mini Forbidden City and it didn't deliver the promises of the guide book. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed