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« Il n'y a pas de bonnes habitudes. L'habitude, c'est une façon de mourir sur place. »
Albert Quentin - Un singe en hiver

Pingyao

28 Feb 2014 | Pingyao, Shanxi, China

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Going down from Huashan, I directly start to hitchhike in the direction of Beijing. It's already evening so I end up stopping in the little town of Yuncheng (运城, lit. lucky city) which turns out to be nice, as a standard chinese city.
I then decide to break my trip in two, stopping at the ancient city of Pingyao (平遥, lit. distant calm). I don't have much expectations on it, expecting another lijiang crowded by tourists and loosing its charms to shops and hotels.

But I was positively surprised, the city is in all senses charming, and indeed very calm. There are touristic streets wich don't take too much space -and are quite empty but probably because it's not the season; but the city is still a real one with real people living there and doing their life as usual, it has kept its inner life. So good!

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