Tai’an to Qingdao: a ferry and a fork up

I’d come to Tai’an with one purpose: to climb Tai Shan, considered to be China’s holiest mountain and which has been worshipped since the 11th Century BC.  It has been climbed by countless emperors and other important people from Chinese history including Mao Zedong.  Soon it would be honoured by my ascent, I hoped anyway,…

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Pingyao to Tai’an

In Pingyao we made our way to some accommodation highly recommended by the Lonely Planet: The Harmony Guesthouse.  It was OK and neither Meka or I could work out quite why the Planet was so in love with it.  Still it did have pleasant albeit tiny rooms. Pingyao itself, on the other hand, was definitely…