Of Dusty Streets & Bicycles March 9th 2011 To get to Pingyao from Beijing we took the train firstly to Taiyuan, which took around three hours; we were able to book these tickets through our hotel in Beijing. Taiyuan, being the provincial capital with Shanxi, was as hectic as you could possibly imagine, and we fast became quite the spectacle in this place, especially with what they would have probably considered excessive baggage.
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Asia » China » Shanxi » Pingyao For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
We are Amy and Chris and as you may have gathered from reading our blog we are currently making our way around the world on this long anticipated trip!
This trip has been in the planning for years now; it's our passion, our obsession, and the source of endless worry for our poor parents. It's influenced our lives from the books we read to the genre of films we watch, it's inspired language courses and beard growth (Amy and Chris respectively), and has replaced conventional pillow talk with the "Where will we go?" game.
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