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... something appreciably smaller but perhaps not appreciating the folklore status of the Long March to the powers that be. There were chunks of historic periods from the Long March through the ascendency of the Communist Party and beyond that were in English but the content was 95% Mandarin. I suggested to Trav for selfish reasons I wanted more English to get a better appreciation of what I was looking at.
Thereafter had a chance to walk ...
I first note the listed city is wrong. I could not get Lijiashan to enter above.
Up after 0630 for ablutions. The locals negate the need for any roosters as they cackle away loudly. Readied a bit more for leaving and had a Nescafe with Trav at 0715.
Down for brekkie at 0800 for the usual PIngyao staples. Tried Dave's hard boiled egg breaking technique ie dropping it from 6" or so several times before peeling.
We walked beyond the ...
... the next trip to Pingyao.
Trav finished a book while I did some drafting blogging. We headed to the pool table bar for a rematch. Had a beer  and a narrow 2-1 win. Our skills had not improved over 24H.
Back to the hotel. Saw Jason who noted bank cards only work at the ICBC or Bank of China ATM machines. He went for dinner outside the old town where he said it was much cheaper.
Went with PSG and Dave to a ...
... to attack. It was a worthwhile option [60Y], all the more so with a guide [5Y].
A modest mishmash of additional facts thereon would note gold is the imperial colour and the luckiest 'year of the __' are dragon, tiger and horse. 2015 is the year of the sheep.
The highlight was the cave system. It was in three layers, the deepest about 20m below ground. It had interconnecting sections. Horses could be stored undrerground. There was a passage to another ...
... a shame. I suggested after dancing with several girls at KTV he should sing 'To all the girls I've loved before'.
Started a game of hearts, Mel joining us. We all flubbed various issues but it was a competitive game for second through fourth, yours truly again romping to a win.
Lunch followed [30Y]. It was a buffet and not particularly good. Many pans were empty and dumplings were slow in arriving. Suggested Lou scratch it off from ...