April, 2011 Archives

600 Year Old Mountain Towns

April 17th, 2011 Permalink

So I decided that I should get out of the city for a while. With Lina at my side, we made a break for the long distance bus station on the west side of town. To my Saskatoon compatriots, this will not sound like a big undertaking, but in Beijing it meant a 10 minute […]

So I decided that I should get out of the city for a while. With Lina at my side, we made a break for the long distance bus station on the west side of town. To my Saskatoon compatriots, this will not sound like a big undertaking, but in Beijing it meant a 10 minute cab ride to the subway and then 45 minutes on the subway. After we were at the bus station, we hopped on the 2.5 hour bus to Cuandixia.

Overall the town was pretty neat, but a little too touristy for my liking. A good way to get out of the crazed city of 22 million though. Sometimes this place can get to even the heartiest of city dwellers. I often daydream about moving to a small city or thinking about my days in Linping, my modest town of 300,000 last time I was in China. In the end though, I have a good life here.