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Epic fail

We drove right past the hotel where I left my stuff and I was once again astounded. Mumu explained through her app that we would go to some random temple and then go get my bag after that, because there was a whole hour before the bus left. Ummm... no. "I need to brush my teeth and I smell like poop!" I typed to her. She laughed and I walked backwards to the hotel while Mumu shrugged and went to the temple, seemingly just as perplexed as I was.

Thankfully, my bag was waiting for me in the lobby and I luxuriated in the hotel washroom where I changed, brushed my teeth and scrubbed my face until it was time to catch the bus. I felt like a million freaking bucks.

The bus ride was uneventful. This time the driver stopped for a bathroom break, just outside of Taiyuan. On the way up, he didn't and I suffered quite severely. Thank god, because we had to catch another bus on the other side of the city. As we were walking from the city bus to the other bus station, Mumu saw our bus that we needed slowly turning the corner towards us. Luckily, the driver picked us up as we were waving frantically at him.

Mumu found us a cheap hotel really quickly and it even had hot water in the shower. Too hot. I was either freezing or burning, but at that point it didn't matter anymore. Before the shower though, Mumu had convinced me to go out drinking without one. There was only a Polish tour group and no one else to impress anyway, so I went reluctantly, glancing longingly at the shower as we dropped our bags down and left.

Before we went out though, the hotel owner said she'd find me a tour to go to Zhangbi underground castle, but when we got back, she said there was no one going, in the whole city tomorrow morning and I'd have to hire a private driver for 200 yuan. Ummm, no thanks, I'll just go home. It was the second time I had tried to organize a trip to this place, so I finally gave up, defeated, again.

In the morning, Mumu had to get up and go touristing. I was bored of Pingyao anyway, so I stayed in with my noodles and tea, like an empress until I got kicked out into dusty reality at 10 a.m. I bought my train ticket home, like a commoner and wandered around the ancient village until I had to go. Then snoozed all the way home, periodically shooing away the rude idiots sitting on the foot of my bed. Guhhhh China.

The homestay courtyard

The homestay courtyard


So gross

So gross


Sunrise in the morning

Sunrise in the morning


It's like art

It's like art


Pingyao empty at night

Pingyao empty at night


Me vs. weird cocktail

Me vs. weird cocktail


Chinese singer

Chinese singer


Our nice hotel

Our nice hotel

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in China

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