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We are staying in the old walled city of Pingyao originally built 2700 years ago and one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. What is nice is that it is still inhabited by 50,000 so at night when all the tourist have gone, you can prowl around like a local. Our hotel is called Jings Residence and is based around an original courtyard house but updated for a modern and luxurious stay. Our room faces the courtyard and has the biggest bed ...
After arriving at smoky Taiyuan we were met by our new tour guide, Yoyo, who easily recognized us as we were the only 'round eyes' in a sea of Chinese people. We headed off to Pingyao but decided to go to two Buddhist temples on the way. As we left the train station we struggled to see the buildings of Taiyuan as the smog was so bad. It is unmistakably a huge city, capital of Shanxi province and home to ...
... we had enough time to see the museum. Supposedly, the museum discusses the CCP's time in Yan'an. After walking around, a few of us wondered why we bothered to stop there. There was very little English in the museum and the little there was seemed to repeat itself every time you read another information board it was filled with propaganda. Furthermore, not knowing enough about Chinese history or any of the revolutions, we had no clue what we were looking at. Once we exited ...
... old and very untouched by tourism. We were all hungry when we got back to Pingyao so it was off to the Western style restaurant. I do love the Chinese food but it is nice to get some comfort food from home every once in a while instead of rice or noodles for two to three meals a day. I had Hawaiian pizza and it was delectable. Having done all the sites on my ticket and nothing much else to do, it was back to the massage parlour. I mean how can you not go when I had massages ...
... in Chinese but I think it had something to do with a man cheating on his wife. I then explored the numerous buildings including the prison. They also had displays showing the instruments they used to torture people. Another place I enjoyed visiting was the Remittance Bank Museum. This museum had underground vaults that held some of the treasury. There was also a room that displayed ancient bills and coins with some of the coins dating back to 200 AD. One thing ...
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