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Day 6 - 12,747 steps - Pingyao's walled city - tour of the bank (the first in China from early 1800's), ancient local government buildings including courts. Witnessed a Chinese magistrate bring down a verdict guilty, punishment a beating with sticks.
And later a tour of an ancient security business, these guys were Kung-Fu fightin', as fast as lightin', in fact it was a little bit frightenin', and were trained in the lethal use of 18 weapons - I had ...
Note to self: don't indulge in a mug of Chinese tea in the evening. It may be delicious but it is also caffeinated!
Our original plan for today was to head out to some nearby mountains to hike in a valley peppered with temples and boasting "amazing fews". We were charmed at the thought of the fews. However, it is the last day of the holiday and arranging transportation was more than we could face. So we continued to explore Pingyao instead.
... to make the same turn, he would simply swing left and drive up the side of the waiting cars - on the wrong side of the road - arriving at the head of the line as the light turned green. He would swing into his turn, simultaneously cutting ahead of the 30 cars waiting in line and cutting off oncoming traffic. This was his standard procedure. As a racing tactic it was brilliant but it left a little to be desired on the side of safety. Left hand turns in general were fascinating ...
... the padding makes it slightly softer than a piece of wood but definitely better than bricks! Having read reviews about Chinese beds I packed my tiny little camping air mattress just for occasions such as this!
This is Lizzie, while E is taking a shower in our luxurious (no tongue in cheek) bathroom. What makes it luxurious you ask? Dual heat lamps!! It's a little chilly in Pingyao. I'm really glad E picked this place. With all the rooms occupied ...
... 300 kph (roughly 185 mph) and my hotel in Pingyao had kindly arranged a cheap taxi to the old town where I would be staying. I'd decided on a stop at Pingyao on other travellers recommendations as it is an old walled town with a little of old China charm. On arrival and weaving through the narrow streets with no signs I was glad I had the taxi to my hotel as there were was absolutely no signs in ...