Travel Blogs from Kaifeng
Kaifeng is een aardig eindje reizen en daar kwam ik gisteren achter. Vanuit Taiyuan eerst 7 uur met een Long distance bus naar Zhengzhou, dan naar de andere kant van de stad naar een streekbusstation, waar ik vervolgens op de streekbus van 2 uur moest stappen naar Kaifeng. Dit was dan ook een van de langste trajecten. Gisteren was het ook nog eens …
... in different
countries nothing shocks me anymore. I'm finding the communal culture
and the sense of hospitality towards guests very similar (especially
piling food on a guest's plate unasked for). It isn't a big change to
switch from eating with bread around a shared dish, to eating with
chopsticks around shared dishes. Crossing the chaotic streets is just
At the same time, I also find major
... s glazed with tiles.
We were then off to the Millenium Park, which would be a great place for a family day out if the weather's fine - but with the snow still falling, and getting colder by the hour, it was really miserable today. A very tasty lunch of 7 courses, in a private room (with private loo) at Jinyuan Hotel warmed us up, then we were off again to the Grand Xiangguo Monastery. We ...
This morning we went to find the Jewish historical part of Kaifeng. We found the old well the Jews used to use. It was still there inside the area that was now a hospital. We were directed to the main street where Jews lived. We met Ester who is a Kaifeng Jew who is trying to rebuild a synagogue in the town. Dave interview her for about an hour and it was very interesting.
We visited an old temple that had been flooded by the Yellow river over eight times in ...
... one side and a Playboy department store on the other. Living and working in Kaifeng has been a joy. The food is cheap and equally delicious. The people are brash, but amused and interested when they see you are a foriegner. Traffic here can feel like running a gauntlet, but once you give in to the fact that no one and nothing(cars, buses, bikes, mopeds, etc.) is going to stop for you things ...
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