This was a quiet, enjoyable, relaxing day, in which we stayed in Pinghu, toured a Chinese mansion, and went out to the “
restaurant for a special Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner. Taiwanese Garden
|Typical Chinese cookstove|
|Partition between two rooms|
|Bedroom with ornately carved bed|
|Chinese paintings on the walls|
We toured a large old mansion in Pinghu, which was very fun and interesting, but about halfway through I found myself towards the back of our rather large tour group, so I couldn’t hear what the tour guide was saying and I just contented myself with taking pictures.
Soon, however, I heard great bursts of laughter coming from the group ahead, so I hastened up to see what was the situation. The tour guide had been showing the honeymoon suite, with a red-curtained, ornately carved wedding bed. At this, Mr. Huang pulled Amy and Shep from the group and had them sit down together on the bed. The cameras were flashing, let me tell you! Amy said later that it was okay, considering that there was absolutely nothing whatsoever between her and Shep, but she didn’t think she would ever live that down.
|The gardens outside the mansion we toured|
|At Pinghu's lake|
|View from the Taiwanese Garden restaurant|
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