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We struggled to wake at the 7am alarm and only mobilised for the day by around 9am! After our usual jelly breakfast we walked for around 25 minutes to the train station, where after asking a number of people we found the street side bus stop. After a 50 minute bus journey we arrived into Jiexiu to find that there were no buses heading onto Zhangbi, where we wanted to go to, so negotiated a taxi to take us. Zhangbi was a very quaint old village, however the really unusual thing here was ...
... in china it will be huge!!
Overnight train then to make it to xi'an - there were no sleeper beds left so its a 10hour journey on hard seats overnight :-/ will let you know how that goes!!
P.s - injury update - blister is drying up nicely and on the mend :-)
... ancient gravestones of important administrators, warriors, soldiers, monks and notaries of the time. The inscriptions were lengthy and provided a window of insight as to how people lived back then. Obviously our lack of knowledge concerning ancient Chinese texts precluded us from any deep understanding and there weren't any English translations.
After getting back to Pingyao we bee-lined for the walled city in a effort to climb the main city ...
... was as quiet as a mouse - not a peep out of him. We pulled into Pingyao station on Sunday morning at 6.35 am.
I stayed in another good place - it was a classic courtyard style place - with beautiful original features. inside the walled city, with all the bedrooms leading off it. The main entrance had a large room with window alcoves and lovely seating areas, where you could eat, sit and read, chat ...
After 20 minutes spent at Chengdu railway station attempting to purchase a ticket (see picture below), with 38 separate counters each with 4+ queues bleeding into each other again language barriers prevented us from discerning what each counter was for. We made the sensible decision to fly to Taiyuan.
Flying in China is still considered as a luxury - although the prices are relatively low compared to Western prices. Airport facilities are very modern ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed