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... the dusty trails that bend around the city draw hoards of people inside Pingyao's city walls, despite the tourist-oriented feel. That's all easily left behind though, stepping off the main trails and down the paths untouched by golf carts and camera toting tourists. History and architecture here astound. Atmosphere and environment equally satisfy. My mind says stay a while longer, but my heart says ride on, ride on my friend. The adventure ...
... before your eyes. I made 2 decent purchases. I swapped my grey fedora hat I got in Vietnam for $5 with a brand new one here for 10 RMB, which is 1/6 of $1, so that was a damn good deal. I also bought some Bruce Lee style kung fu shoes, made of hemp, and I bargained her down 40 RMB but I think I could have gotten 10 or 20 more if I feigned disinterest more. $25 is not bad for a unique and durable pair of shoes you can't get anywhere else right?
... 2 east and west gates represent the legs. The wall was originally made out of mostly compacted dirt, but was revamped hundreds of years later. I can't remember the exact date but the wall has remained intact for 600 years to the present day.
For around $20 you can buy a ticket to see 18+ different historical sites within the walls. The town is actually quite small, 1 square mile I believe, so it is perfect for walking. But every once in a while I see ...
... a Taoist temple, was next. It was nice and cool inside, especially in the caves in the back. There was some bizarre story about some footprints of a lizard and a bird walking side by side, aka a phoenix and dragon. Renovators in the nineties found these footprints one morning, while they were working on the new temple. They saved some of the footprints there on one of the beams, but I couldn't really see what they were talking about.
The last thing I planned ...
... going for a little while, to keep the power supply up to our camper vehicles, Tilly and Skippy. It probably wasn’t a good idea for Andy to sleep in the tent because he has a cold, and with the clouds threatening, it was sure to rain.
The following day, after it had rained consistently all night, and poor Andy’s bedding and tent were soaked, we drove to an old village called Pingyao, it was snail’s ...