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Pingyao

Blog Entry 39

Pingyao started where Datong left off...
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...note the hygienic cat...
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...and the free range ducks...
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The site of the fortress walls however gave us a touch of hope....
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Within the fortress lies Pingyao Ancient City; a living museum with well-preserved cobbled streets, courtyard houses, alleys with red lanterns, and ancient towers and temples dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
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Our courtyard guest house...
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...where beer is sourced from the loins of baby Jesus...
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...where soups are created from plums and gooseberries...
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...and where meat is sourced from...well...
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Pingyao's bars are fun and tend to improve knowledge, creativity, and happiness the longer one is seated.
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Meeting Axel 'the friendly academic multilingual drumming' Norwegian and his Spanish buddies was a bonus!
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This angry lady demanded cash for a photo of the monkey on her lap. The other option was to just take the photo and walk away.
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Fortunately the police presence wasn't too concerning...
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Check out the white people! Freaks...
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That's it from Pingyao.

Posted by 2 Idiots Abroad 05:40 Archived in China Tagged food accomodation bars wall fortress courtyard pingyao Comments (0)

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