Tourist Meccas – Mike 2

8th June 2015: Xi’an …Museums, Warriors, Mt Hau Shan and Pingyao 5 to 8 June The last few days have been kind of hectic. We have had a few days solid touristing. Firstly, Xi’an is a City of 8 Million people. I some how managed to follow Pete and Jerry to our hotel. We stayed ...

Ancient City of Pingyao – Peter 1

Ancient City of Pingyao - Peter
8th June 2015:  Tonight we visited the Ancient city of Pingyao. Pingyao came into its own during the Qing dynasty when merchants here created the country’s first banks and cheques in order to facilitate the transfer of enormous amounts of silver from one place to another. Almost 4000 Ming and Qing dynasty residences remain within ...

Walking the Plank – Peter 1

Walking the Plank - Peter
8th June 2015:  The intention was to drive the next day to our next destination Sanmenxia some 240 km to the north. The previous day Mike had been doing some research in Lonely Planet and discovered that we would pass Mout Hao. Mount Hao is one of the five sacred mountains of China. It lies ...

Terracotta Army – Peter 1

Terracotta Army - Peter
8th June 2015:  Arriving in Xi’an we met another tour guide that is a friend of Jerry’s that works locally; she is what is referred to as a ‘destination guide’ so works with other tour companies providing expert knowledge to tourists who come to Chengdu. Her English name was Sarah even though she did not ...
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