Xiong Ye International Hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and we realized that it was the same as the gate that we saw in the ancient city of Pingyao. In fact Evan refreshed our memory with the story about how the carp became a dragon by jumping over the gate and that was why students came here to pray for such incredible luck before their big exams. On the way down the hill from the gate we of course encountered some of the same challenges with the steps that we did on the way up, and the crowds were much worse as we got closer ...
... the sky. After a few minutes of star gazing, the celestial beauty was too much to bear, I just had to DaBian (****). I asked the brother where the bathroom was and he said you’re standing in it. I laughed and walked over to the side of the trail and took my second most natural DaBian on this trip (there is another to come). I finished up and hung out under the stars and in the comfortable weather for a little longer before retiring to bed.
We woke up around 830 ...
15/11/2012 (Thur) - Seagulls on Cui Hu Park The train was two hours behind schedule and reached Kunming Station at 12.30 pm. Elegant House International Youth Hostel (雅居国际༡ 8;年旅舍) was a short 200 m from the train station - real convenient for just a night's stay except that the 4-bed dormitory was very small. I needed the ease to get to ...
After all the fuss and confusion over the flights, everyone did their own thing in the end, some got cheap(ish) flights, some paid well over the odds, and in the end, some did say we should have booked as a group and tried to get a discount, I still I thought I was right, at least we would have been on the same flight, now those that arrive after us, will have to play ‘catch up’
Boarding a train is usually a chaotic experience in China. People sit in a large waiting room and nearly all seats are taken by passengers, bags and huge cardboard boxes. Some sit on their suitcases or on the floor. Despite crowding most remain civil in a Chinese way: mind their own business and don't bother fellow passengers with small talk even if the space is packed to the gills.
The moment the gate opens everyone starts to charge. Suitcases are used as ...