Xilan International Hotel
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... chicken served with peanuts and tomatoes, probably the most similar to Chinese food back home.
Shupa - A little puff pastry cake filled with a sweet red bean paste. We easily went through 20 of these whilst drinking our beers in Pingyao
Spicy Lamb Sandwich - Lamb that has been slowly braised for hours, then chopped up and mixed with chillies and spring onions, served in a freshly steamed bread bun.
Spicy Potatoes - New potatoes, deep fried, then rolled in ...
... They soon left and found cavs of mythical size. When they walked inside they realized that the caves had paintings of the buddha. There were people painting on the walls of the caves and carving into the stone. These caves were the home of buddhist monks as well as where they worshiped him. The caves were full of beautiful statues of the Buddha. Chang was fascinated by the Buddhas teachings. Chang had never heard of ...
We had to take our main bags down for storage, and take an
overnight bag with us on the bus to the boat to overnight at Yangshou. The boat
trip was on the Li River and it was beautiful. The limestone karsts which are
quite different to anything we have seen tower above the river creating a
magical landscape of beauty that has inspired Chinese artists for ...
... s waist. The third man had brought a folding stool and was sitting beside the other two. The man on his friend's lap rubbed the third man's back. As a disclaimer, I don't think there's anything wrong with displays like the one we saw. It's just that physical affection between straight men isn't something I see often in America.
The third strange sight that seems to be a fixture of bus journeys in China is that ...
... stayed in. I guess it is my own fault that I picked the roof top rooms, the view is amazing but then, it was creepily quiet on the second night and there was a constant knocking. Yes, I was freaked out, imagining that a huge mass was holding a head and banging it against the water tank on the roof. Huh, I know, crazy me. It turned out to be some dripping of the water on the floor. The room was not particularly clean and I was thankfully that i had a sleeping cover with me ...