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May 1st is the start of the Chinese May day long weekend. Andy tells us that toll roads are free for cars on public holidays to encourage people to travel. An extra bonus for us as we are using the toll roads quite a bit at the moment. We were classed as a sedan all weekend but despite Andy's best efforts to convince toll operators that Skippy was a sedan they had to pay on some of the toll roads. Oh well, we're not old enough to get the seniors discount ...
... their little kids over near us to snap a surreptitious picture. Some young women asked outright. I had no idea we would be this much of a novelty.
I have been remiss in my FitBit tallies.
Day 4, Great Wall: 19,436 steps (8.36 miles)
Day 5: 18,944 steps (8.15 miles)
Day 6: 19,777 steps (8.5miles)
Day 7: Datong: 13,705 (5.9)
Today: 11,176 (4.8) That's what happens when you don't leave your room til noon!
Lights out by 9:30!
... Stopped off for a coffee en route as I discovered I was desperate for one, definitely an addict, (and the Boss joined me for a cappuccino. )The only thing, so far, that seems to be rather expensive in China at Y28 for a cup. The Confucius Temple was a beautiful series of tranquil courtyards and hopefully you will get the flavour of the large courtyard garden from the panoramic shots. We really loved the painting, decoration and carvings in all of the temples, ...
... which has 71 sisters on the wall of Pingyao city. We also noticed that there was a defensive tower every 40 to 60 meters. Furthermore there are 3,000 disciples on the wall. We were informed that in times of peace the defensive towers could be used for relaxation, and in times of war as a storage of weapons.
The ancient city walls constitute one of the reasons why Pingyao Ancient City was designated as the second most famous historic and cultural city of China in 1986. ...
... and women sitting on street corners. The cobblestoned streets and 800-year-old buildings were made all the better by the fact this had not been touristified in any way and was almost completely tourist free. We enjoyed exploring another temple spotting the odd monk before heading back to our sleeping taxi driver and getting a lift back to the bus station. It was a fairly bumpy bus ride back into Pingyao where we worked out the logistics for the next day at the bus station. We had ...