Recovering from the hard seat again
Trip Start Jan 16, 2009
52Trip End Nov 20, 2009
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The reason we came to Pingyao, was actually because we wouldn’t have got a straight train ticket to Xian by time we wanted and both of us had also heard good things about this place form other travellers. Pingyao is a small town of 40 000 inhabitants and it’s a tourist attractions because of its old town inside the city walls, like Dali. Our train was here already at half past five in the morning, which was a good thing because we couldn’t have slept any longer on the hard seat anyway, and that also allowed us to witness the beautiful sunrise on the narrow alleys that weren’t crowded yet. However, a few hours in the morning was actually enough in this place and now we’re practically just waiting for our night train (hard sleeper this time fortunately) to Xian by playing kicker and watching movies in a traveller cafe. Being tired after the hard sleeper, I don’t actually even feel like doing anything special so this is quite okay for me anyway. In Xian we plan to see of courtse the Terracotta Warrios also climb the Hua Shan mountain if the weather allows.