Ruby Ramblings


Pingyao, China
March 5, 2019, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Buddhism, China, Pingyao, Travel | Tags: , , ,

 

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Somewhere along the lines, I completely stopped posting here, even though I’ve even been to new continents since the last time I posted about China.   Not having a computer the last few years doesn’t help; I guess I’ll just have to fly down here to Kentucky to visit my friend Chris every time I want to get some serious work done. 😉

Here are a few of my favorites from a trip to Pingyao in 2016.  A city dating back to 800 B.C. , still surrounded by a protective wall, and a common tourist destination for Chinese vacationers.  To get into anything, including the walk around the top wall, a city ticket is purchased.  We found out the hard way, you can not visit anything twice, even if your first attempt is foiled by weather or other strange circumstances.  It must have been a busy weekend because we weren’t even allowed to buy an extra ticket to try the top of the wall again.
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There were good bready things in this town.  I really liked those pull apart potato/bread like snacks.  Apparently, they go well with beer?12028660_10153265758326701_4337422317861028183_o

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Kissy Kissy

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The old wall around the city.

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This hail storm came out of absolutely nowhere, and was super intense, but luckily only kept us trapped in a random doorway for about 10 minutes.

 

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The meal that made me deathly ill for 12 hours. I managed to stop projectile everything just in time to get on a train for 20 hours.

 

 

I’m planning a trip for this coming June to go back to Nepal, and while I have my own personal expenses taken care of, we are attempting to raise a certain amount of money each to contribute to some very rural villages that are still feeling the effects of the big earthquake a few years ago.  Donations can be made at My Nepal Paypal Fund, which won’t take any fees or a cut like other fundraising sites.

$525 of $1800 raised so far.

Thank you my friends!


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Comment by chalkandcheesetravels

Beautiful images of Pingyao!

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