Travel Blogs from Pingyao
... to anything and that we have taken to carrying with us for a snack. Next stop was Heng Shan which was basically a mountain area dripping with amazing monasteries clinging to the side of the mountain. There must be at least 20 in all and there were great photo ops all over between the views, the temples and the bearded and weathered old monks. It was also serviced by a rickety old cable car which made hiking to the top a lot easier. In many ways this area was more amazing than ...
... not many pharmacies around to try and procure medication, if you can convey the illness in mandarin!!
It is funny how reserved but with a good sense of humour the Chinese can be. I know it may have been culturally inappropriate but I couldn't resist getting up close and personal, and once i did it was like having the paparazzi there. All the people were giggling and snapping away. The next lot that came along definitely had a more daring sense of ...
... I was surrounded by a whole crowd, neighbours,
friends, cats & dogs... Everybody wantd to have their picture taken That’s
the moment where I took my polaroid look-alike fuji camera out of my bag. They
looked strange at me like they saw a foreigner for the first time in their
lives... I asked them to go and stand against the wall so I could take a pic
and give something back to them for their kindness. It took me a while to
explain what ...
... doing the same and it was a balmy evening lit up by the moon being closest to the earth for the month. I got on the Beijing bound train at 4am and went straight to sleep. Waking at around 9am to blue skies. Unfortunately as we edged into the centre of Beijing they became smoggy and yellow. I got the metro to the stop nearest the hostel I stated in when I was in Beijing before (Leo hostel). ...
... on with our humungous bags totally blocking the exit . I’m sure we were sworn at in Chinese but there are some advantages to not knowing the local language.
Just a couple of minutes after reaching the station Graeme got a call on his new phone!
Apparently we were given the wrong information about which station to catch the train.
Tim was on the way to pick us up and deliver us to the right station! The Beijing West Station is ...