We arrived in Luoyang late at night, and decided to get a taxi for the short trip to the hostel as we didnt really know where we were going, but he sent us around the houses!
we got to the hostel and there were no working lights in our room, so dan went down to complain, and they tried moving us to the next one, where there was something minging running out of the bottom of the bath, so we got in a third room, which wasnt much better, but at least it was clean(ish) and we only had to stop there for 2 nights!
We went to the Zoo which was really good, and stood and watched the monkeys for ages! The Zoo was in a lovely big park which was full of rides, green space, and keep fit equiptment, oddly enough!
We also develloped a supermarket habit... there was a carrefour in luoyang so we spent some time looking at all the different kinds of donkey penis on offer (30), and also played hunt the cheese.... chinese supermarkets just dont sell it!!