Zhongdu Hotel Pingyao
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... in China which grew from a dye company which needed to transport large amounts of cash around and, instead, developed a form of cheque. It became so popular outside the company that in 1823 the owner stopped selling dye and went into banking. From then until the 1940s, Pingyao became the financial centre of China, even lending to the government. From there we went to the Governor's compound where we saw the prison, the court where red or ...
... dogs on the way home. Thank god the snoring girl had gone meaning I would sleep without earplugs this evening- yay.
Up early and organised we headed for the train station with food supplies a plenty. We luckily had bottom bunks, which meant we could sit up and chat instead of being forced to lie down where the ceiling was so low. The only thing we had to contend with was the half a dozen pairs of eyes of gawping at us from every angle. Here it goes, on to Xi'an.
... make it very obvious they were taking pictures of us, often by posing in front of the window haha. The best moment was when I was sat inside, Bish had Popped to the shop, and a group of Chinese had walked by seeing two french girls sat outside the hostel having a cigarette. I ...
... massaged his body. My
foot massage started off with my feet being soaked in green tea, and then being
dried and massaged from the knees downwards. Both of us found the massages to
be quite rough and at times the women were punching sections of our bodies, but
afterwards we feel very relaxed and quite sleepy!
Tomorrow we have a six hour bus journey to
Xi’an. By coincidence Mel will be on the same bus with us for the journey.
... too much about China with my mates.
Pingyao is a beautiful old preserved town. Much slower and quieter than most of the old towns I've visited, with a lot less of the tackiness as well. The buildings, town wall and gates are essentially still original and have been preserved for us to enjoy, thanks to the town’s fall from grace since it’s time as a booming commerce town. It reminded me quite a bit of Lijiang, except with a much more authentic ...