Travel Blogs from Linfen
Yan'an was the headquarters for the Communist 8th Route Army from 1937 - 1947 and claims to be the birthplace of Communist China. Mao Zedong is immortalized in the Revoluntary Museum. The museum looked great and was full of fascinating photographs and maps. Unfortunately there were no translation so much of the historical significance was lost. Not too many artifacts but there was plenty of old army hardware. The town is modern ...
... Gate, and then worked my way back to my hotel through one of the main pedestrian shopping streets. As one of the very very few western tourist in Pingyao (my understanding is it hasn't been discovered by western tourists in a big way yet so it's primarily a Chinese tourist destination), I was approached repeatedly by Chinese tourists who wanted to get their pictures taken with me. This ...
... sandals and resorted to tying my hairband around my foot again. It was too hard to walk in a floppy sandal so we sat down, BIG MISTAKE! I think we must have had at least 30 photos taken by people asking, but plenty more walked past taking the sneaky shots. I definitely had lock jaw by the end of it, not enjoying this new celebrity status. Even on the cycle back to the hostel people would tap us on the shoulder asking for a photo as we slowed to snails pace in ...
It is a holiday today and the quaint town of Pingyao is full of Chinese tourists who travelled miles and miles to bump into each other the whole day. So you need a powernap to recouperate. Fortunately there is always a chair somewhere in the streets of a Chinese town, so you borrow it without asking.
5 April ...
... Aussie couple on long trip - European girls studying Chinese in Beijing
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet