Welcome to your tour guide Tess Karlinski who is taking us on a fabulous trip around China without having to leave our comfortable chairs. This week it is Luoyang day 2 and a tour of the ancient Longmen Caves with their presiding Buddha’s staring wisely out of the rock… Thanks Tess.. glad you did the steps and not me…
We were supposed to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors, but our schedule had been switched. Our new guide, Lisa, met us at the airport in red sweats and a quilted jacket. It was warm (forecast 25° Celsius). Our luggage loaded on the bus, we headed for the mysterious Longmen Caves.
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We walked a long way from the bus to the grottoes. The day was humid with a hint of rain. I wore flip-flops until we got off the plane. Yes, those cheap dollar store kind to wear in the hotels, proof of how little I’ve traveled. We had slippers at every hotel. Duh. Had I known I’d be wearing them out, I’d have packed my fashionable pair. I switched to my runners on the bus. Soon my blistered and bandaged toes, although wrapped in three…
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