Shanxi, China

This entry records the later parts of our travel in Inner Mongolia and Shanxi. Our first stop in Shanxi Province was Datong (大同), once the capital of the Northern Wei

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Datong and on

Catching the hard sleeper train from Beijing (West) to Datong for the princely sum of 68 Yuan (about five pounds), was a little more eventful than intended. We left it

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leaving pingyao

in the evening i had to leave pingyao and although i wouldn’t have known what else to do in this town and i knew it was the right time to

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Ancient city of Pingyao

Jerry and I arrived in Pingyao 24 hours after leaving Guangshui! The overnight sleeper was fine and we spent 11 hours on the first train. We travelled hard sleeper. There

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trip to datong and more

When they say it’s a hard seat they don’t lie. We took the night train to Datong choosing the cheapest tickets thinking ‘hey it’ll be fine’. it would be if

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Ancient City of Ping Yao

For the weekend, I visited the ancient city of Ping Yao with five other people. Ping Yao is a city enclosed by a city wall. It is use to be

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Pingyao World Heritage site

Well we survived the hard sleeper from Xián to Pingyao and met some lovely people in our compartment. They were all locals of course but the guy gave us little

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Datong and Xi’an

Arrived in Datong, 7 hours on a train west of Beijing near the Great Wall. Went on a day trip to the Yungang Caves and Hanging Temple. The Yungang caves

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Bye Bye Pingyao

Our first sleeper train When we last wrote we were getting ready to head for the train station. We figured out which track to go to, boarded the train, and

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Traveling through China’s History

Total Distance: 0 miles / 0 kmMouse: 0,0 our route this week – over 5000km! Hi all This week was dedicated to 2 things. The first was making our way

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