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... to attack. It was a worthwhile option [60Y], all the more so with a guide [5Y].
A modest mishmash of additional facts thereon would note gold is the imperial colour and the luckiest 'year of the __' are dragon, tiger and horse. 2015 is the year of the sheep.
The highlight was the cave system. It was in three layers, the deepest about 20m below ground. It had interconnecting sections. Horses could be stored undrerground. There was a passage to another ...
... well as rail cars full of coal, and stacks belched out smoke. Visibility was less than 1 km. In an exercise in absolute futility, men wearing high vis vests were sweeping the coal dust into little piles at the side of the motorway. God knows what this was supposed to achieve. And our driver wasn't psycho - just a local!! Overtaking on blind corners is common practice. Best approach is not to look out the front, and to breathe ...
Pingyao is one of the 'must-see' places of China according to Lonely Planet. Maybe my expectations were too high, but it was another let down. I arrived early one morning and walked from the train station to the hostel which was right in the centre of the historic old town and inside the city walls. It's immediately clear that the people of Pingyao love dogs (not the eating kind, that's only popular in the south). Everywhere you look there are dogs, I mush ...
... wall of the cliff. I'm not sure when it was built as apparently it has had many incarnations as a result of being swept away during floods. There is now a dam holding the water back just around the corner from the temple. This place as with most is crawling with humans and it was a crush getting into the temple and Lee-Ann opted out of the walk through due to claustrophobia. After about 15 minutes of having the life squished out of you, you were able to walk in relative comfort except ...
... in vietnam. As I have always said the vendor will not sell at a price that they will not make a profit, it is just finding a price that is suitable to both parties. Happy with 25% discount!
After walking our little sox off again we decided to go for a foot massage but alas they were just closing so that will be the first thing done tomorrow after packing and preparing for the next leg of our journey, train to TaiYuan and the another night train to Kaifent.