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... the way. That wasn’t happening. I couldn’t understand him anyway so I just stayed in the car until he turned down this dark narrow alley that looked like it had been shelled during some past forgotten war. Eventually we came up on the China Box Hostel and I got out, greeted by the staff and was checking in. Thank God. Where am I? was all that was going through my head. I was shown to my room, which is very nice and left alone to settle in for the ...
... are getting used to it. We managed to figure out that they couldn't sell us one but the person on the phone told us which bus to take. We got on and the bus driver started shouting at us when we asked if the bus was going to Pingyao. So we sat down and hoped for the best. Then this scruffy looking guy, worryingly carrying a metal pole, started barking instructions at us in broken English. We weren't sure whether he knew where we wanted to go or was ...
... to be
healed, become wealthier, have prosperity etc. Within the temple grounds there
is an area for each immortal. In front of the temples is a massive fire pit and
Taoists come with incense sticks and burn them, they approach the temple and
bow three times before placing the burning sticks in a large pit. They will
then walk around to each temple and repeat til they have paid their respects to
all eight immortals. The first bow is to ...
... Lots of "I love yous" in Chinese and in English.
Finally it was time to go. It was hard to peel apart. Final rounds of goodbyes were exchanged and we were off.
Yet another early morning for us, we were up at 3:45 am to be ready for our 5 am taxi to the airport. Traffic was very light, and as usual we were at the airport very early. We went in search of a much needed cup of coffee and found one lone restaurant open. We sat down and looked at the coffee menu. I did a quick mental currency conversion--over $9 for a cup of coffee?? We quickly ...