Unesco World Heritage - Pingyao


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1. Beijing 02.04.08

2. Beijing 03.04.08

3. Beijing 04.04.08

4. Beijing 05.04.08

MAP 1 Beijing-Yingxian

5. Beijing-LouCun 06.04.08

6. Lou Cun-YudouCun 07.04.08

7. YudouCun-Laiyuan 08.04.08

8. Laiyuan-Wangzhuang 09.04.08

9. Wangzhuang-Hunyuan 10.04.08

MAP 2 Yingxian-Taiyuan

10. Hunyuan-Dai Xian 11.04.08

11. Dai Xian-Xinzhou 12.04.08

12. Xinzhou-Taiyuan 13.04.08

MAP 3 Taiyuan-Linfen

13. Taiyuan-Pingyao 14.04.08

14. Pingyao 15.04.08

15. PingyaoHuozhou 16.04.08

16. Houzhou-Xiangfen 17.04.08

17. Xiangfen-Hejin 18.04.08

MAP 4 Linfen-Weinan

18. Hejin-Heyang 19.04.08

19. Heyang-Dali 20.04.08 Heyang-Dali

20. Dali-Xi'an 21.04.08

21. Xi'an 22.04.08

22. Xi'an 23.04.08

23. Xi'an 24.04.08

24. Xi'an 25.04.08

MAP 5 Weinan-Hanzhong

25. Xi'an-Mazhao 26.04.08

26. Mazhao-Yangxian 27.04.08

27. Yangxian-Mian Xian 28.04.08

28. Mian Xian-Ningqiang 29.04.08

29. Ningqiang-Guangyuan 30.04.08

MAP 6 Hanzhong-Mianyang

30. Guangyuan-Jianmen Pass 01.05.08

31. Jianmen Pass-Zitong 02.05.08

32. Zitong-Loujiang 03.05.08

33. Luojiang-Chengdu 04.05.08

34. Chengdu 05.05.08

35. Chengdu 06.05.08

36. Chengdu 07.05.08

37. Chengdu 08.05.08

38. Chengdu 09.05.08

MAP 7 Mianyang-Maoxian

39. Chengdu-Dujiangyan 10.05.08

40. Dujiangyan-Miansi 11.05.08

41. Miansi-Maoxian 12.05.08

42. Maoxian 13.05.08

43. Maoxian 14.05.08

44. Maoxian 15.05.08

45. Maoxian 16.05.08

46. Maoxian 17.05.08

47. Maoxian 18.05.08

48. Maoxian-Chengdu 19.05.08

49. Chengdu-Chongqing 20.05.08

50. Chongqing-Wanzhou 21.05.08

51. Yangtze River 22.05.08

52. Yangtze River-Wuhan 23.05.08

53. Wuhan 24.05.08

54. Beijing 25.05.08

55. Beijing 26.05.08

56. Beijing 27.05.08

57. Beijing 28.05.08

58. Beijing 29.05.08

59. Beijing 30.05.08

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English Version 15

Wednesday 16.04.08
7.25 a.m.

Iím sitting writing in my bed. My room is about 4 x 4 m. Thereís 3 m to the ceiling. Itís in the first courtyard and thereís another one turned the other way. We have a common entrance. From the beginning there were probably 3 rooms and the one in the middle were turned into bathrooms. The doors in my room are the original ones. Itís a double door without hinges. In the top and in the bottom tenons are cut that fits with holes in a frame. There are two big handles of wood on them. There are cold, black stone tiles on the floor. Thereís a plastered baseboard about one meter high, which is black and glossy. The bed fills up one half of the room. The furniture is beautiful: a small carved table, two wide chairs with high backs, a small cupboard with carvings and last a low carved stool, which was placed in the foot of the bed, and which I have moved and use as bed table to do my writing on. All made out of mahogany. The old look of the room is broken by a Konka TV on the cupboard and a net cable hanging from the wall I a corner.
Nice to stay in Pingyao for the day.


Entrance One type of saddle - too low

 

13.15 p.m.
The city is larger than expected. I drive all the way round the city wall. There are many gates and my remark on cars is not true. The south gate from where I entered is the only one only for pedestrians, so I had some bad luck there. But there are many barrings for cars, but they can go everywhere having the right license.
There are also hundreds of small electrical cars like in Tivoli in Denmark. Most of them are just parked, the season hasnít started yet.
Battery problems, a filled memory card in the camera comes right in time. They have CD burning and by the way free internet.
Have just ordered an omelette with vegetables and they play Neil Young on the amplifier.
I suddenly realize Iím using knife and fork, itís been a long time. My technic with the chopsticks hasnít improved. I use the shovel technic. Simple but efficient.
The BIC-ballpen from Postdanmark breaks. When I show it to one of the girls to ask, where to buy a new one, she propose a repair in stead. Good Chinese tape. But itís a bit loose-jointed and when I suggest it I have one of theirs. Gei ni. I give it to you. Thank YOU, they ARE nice Ė not only by their looks.
16.45 p.m.
Itís not so easy mailing here in China. Iíve tried to send a mail to the girl in Xin Zhou, but itís been returned. One of the girls here is mailing with a friend in England from an address like hers, so why? Is it my live-mail address they donít like?
Now, Iíve by the help from the same girl sent her a postcard saying she has to send me a mail, which she probably has done already Ė with the same result.
Remembered that I never had me a mug. Now I have. Made of enamel. I asked Xiao Lu, as I call the guy in the reception and the best English speaking, what a Chinese would have paid for a mug like that? 5 yuan he said. Good, so I have got a feeling for the prizes. The man wanted 12, I said 5, that was the lowest I dared say. So he lowered till 9 and we ended up at 7. Thatís OK. One of the girls sat studying some books and I took a look. They were drink recipies in English. Measures and teaspoons she didnít know about. Fortunately I could pay a little back there.

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