Travel Blogs from Linfen
... and women sitting on street corners. The cobblestoned streets and 800-year-old buildings were made all the better by the fact this had not been touristified in any way and was almost completely tourist free. We enjoyed exploring another temple spotting the odd monk before heading back to our sleeping taxi driver and getting a lift back to the bus station. It was a fairly bumpy bus ride back into Pingyao where we worked out the logistics for the next day at the bus station. We had ...
... Buzzing from the coffee we spent the rest of the day exploring the walled city. Impressively this UNESCO city was very well preserved within a high intact outer wall. After walking around the inside of the wall we admired the large entry arches, small alley ways and crumbling classic Chinese architecture, complete with red lanterns on the houses. Jen spotted that we could climb up a central watch tower, and so we squeezed up the narrow worn stone stairway to reach a great ...
... any strict plan on how to fill my day. I actually liked the city, wandering the narrow streets, meeting people with whom you can’t communicate and above all...being yelled at when you try to take a picture ha ha (‹berchokra knows what I’m talking about!!).
I started my own private tour around the city and ended up at the same restaurant as yesterday to have breakfast, well Chinese style: spicy beef noodle soup! With ...
... numbers in Latin (well, at least at the trainstations).
The train arrived in time, I found my bed. Before I could lay myself I had to
clear it from a few long black hairs, but at least it’s not like in India or
Thailand where cockroaches love to play hide and seek while you’re asleep :--)
I met a Chinese girl who could speak a little bit English. Even though the
conversation needed the help of signlanguage it was nice to find ...
... to buy however this town is beautiful.
Other than a 1day trip out to a 1400 year old Underground Castle - which was pretty special - we spent our 3 days relaxing, wandering the streets, eating and drinking.
This was also the first time we had really encountered the "Western Effect". It's quite like the Lynx Effect where purely being a Western makes you a Z-list celeb with numerous photos being taken both of you and with ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center