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... Even Shannon laughed.
Back to the room for a second java. Readied to leave at the ungodly time of c 1020. Am I the Papa Dorky Smurf or the Blue Demon in my raingear?
Ran into PSG out for a morning hangover meander. Walked with them to the supermarket, getting some small things like soap, chips, etc [20Y].
I did not have the best sense of direction nor recall of places in Pingyao. Trav thought I should ...
Messed up sleep but up after 0600 for ablutions and then to plow ahead on the blog. The latter is a labour of love.
Trav continued his beauty sleep as I headed for 0800 brekkie. Same consisted of a hard boiled egg, two dumplings, a spicy spinach dish and green tea. It was better than advertised.
0900 departure for Zhanghi Ancient Fortress, a complex with temples, an underground set of passages and a town with but 100 souls at present. In my blue Maid of the ...
... on my final caramel/latte at the moment. Two purchases for Pingyao are more coffee of whatever shape or form and a bottle of rum if possible.
Leisurely start at 0900 today. I would have been just as happy to spend an extra hour in Pingyao, even if we are there for 3 nights.
The trip leg to Xian is much easier than the leg to Kashgar in a couple of obvious ways. First, it is a lot shorter, about half the length from the casual ...
... to fully charge the other battery so it died. Time to appreciate the scenery.
Next was Tayuan Temple [10Y]. Its seminal feature is the Tibetan-syled Great White Pagoda, dating from the Ming dynasty. Jason suggested we go around the temple as monks were chanting and playing musical instruments. It was a signature moment to hear cymbals, a conch and a long horn played. There was a structure in which we spun the prayer wheels around its exterior for good ...
... Taoism and Confucianism can be found here. The Three Religions Hall has statues of Confucius, Buddha and Laozi seated together. Its location protects it from floods, snow, rain and the sun.
It is located on a seeming rock face but many of the rooms are caves and hollows in the rocks, housed in buildings, joined together by walkways. Slender poles hold up the buildings. The present version of the monastery dates from the Qing dynasty, ...