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... but it is always worth it to be able to compare real life with the areas of the ancient city that is more tourist focused. I am always so humbled to witness first hand how people live so simply, and very much akin to those people i saw living in the slums of Nairobi, so very happy in their existence.
When we finally after much meandering (not lost al all!!) we finally stopped for lunch, the most delicious homemade pizza. Once again i managed to be burnt by ...
... 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 ...
... seriously changes in the management of the city I fear it will become just another desecrated architectural gem, buried under red lantern decor and drowned out by call of "you want cheap, I have cheap!!" To rub it in, they were showing "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" on the coach entertainment system as we drove away from Pingyao on our journey to Xi'an. It was the equivalent of "here's what you could've won" from Bullseye!! Bring on Xi'an, after all, how bad can it ...
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