Travel Blogs from Xi'an, China

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Skinny little poos., Xi'an, China travel blog

Skinny little poos.

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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Feeling a little uncharitable. This is Andrew. Don't blame this entry on Tina. If you find yourself somehow transported to Xi'an, here's a couple of tips: 1: You will get sick. Upon entry you will receive a complimentary upper respiratory tract infection. ...

Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... clear day, you would be able to see for many hundreds of meters away.   The Bell Tower is the other important monument in Xi'an, having been reporting the time since 1384 AD. It is in the middle of a crazy roundabout, like the Arc de Triomphe, ...

Definitely not  in Kansas anymore Toto, Xi'an, China travel blog

Definitely not in Kansas anymore Toto

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... Monday night (a treat for Hannah, space for everyone, time out for mum and dad, it was a win, win situation) we caught a train to Xi'an. We were booked on 5 soft sleepers, departure was at 7.10pm on Tuesday and the trip was expected to take 14 hours. We ...

Chairman Andrew, Xi'an, China travel blog

Chairman Andrew

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... my photo. That's what I call a success! To be honest about it, I started to feel very uncomfortable, especially here in Xi'an where there are older men who still wear their worn out military clothes and people clearly old enough to have experienced the ...

Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Beijing to Xi'an

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... differences in culture and dress was very interesting and we tried some of the food from the street vendors. Our stop over in Xi'an was only a flying visit and we stayed only one night there.  Next stop is Chengdu in the Sichuan Province.  ...

The Illness, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Illness

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... Scotland. We had a bunch of beers in the hotel bar, then went out into the night. After strolling through the Xi'an red light district - a rather sweaty and unpleasant affair where the ladies wear thick tights that almost disguise the horrific rashes ...

A Terracotta Christmas, Xi'an, China travel blog

A Terracotta Christmas

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... but it wasn't snowing. The translation came to us over the airplane public address amid the groans of the Chinese passengers-no landing in Xi'an yet, bad weather. Fog, to be exact. There were five of us from Foshan on the flight, Dan and I as well ...

Xi'an, Ancient Capital of China, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an, Ancient Capital of China

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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... bread, the smaller the peaces the better. The next day Mimi wanted to see the tomb of the only woman emperor of China. It is far from Xi'an but her name was Wu. Wu is a common name when spelled in English but the Chinese character for the emperor's ...

The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xi'An, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xi'An

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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The saying goes, "if you haven't been to Xi'An, then you haven't been to China." Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is the political, economic, and cultural center of Northwest China. 1200 km (745 mi) southwest of Beijing, Xi'an is one of six ...

Input..Input...Need Input, Xi'an, China travel blog

Input..Input...Need Input

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... a good old fashioned theme park (roll on Hong Kong). We've looked around on tuesday the Drum tower and the Bell tower of Xi'an - two very recognisable sights in the centre of Xi'an. I however spent most of my time filming some chinese driving around the ...

Xiantastic, Xian, China travel blog

Xiantastic

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... pit one)The warriors were placed here to guard the nearby tomb of Qin Shi Huang the first emperor to successfully unify China and responsible for introducing a common language, standard education and money. He is still revered in china today. We spent ...

Into mainland China finally, Xi'an, China travel blog

Into mainland China finally

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... my sight a good 40 kms from the airport, but it turned out to be the most convenient system I've ever used. On to Xi'an, I get in after dinner and meet up with Christine (from Cape Town) and her friend Nadia (living in Shenzen but from South ...

The Eighth Wonder of the World, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Eighth Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... Museum which was recommended to us by a Swiss traveller in Shanghai. This was possibly the best museum we have visited, Xi'an has a fascinating history. Besides visiting the tourist attractions, we popped into Dunkin' Donuts where we noticed a Chinese ...

The thousand year old anciet capital, Xi an, China travel blog

The thousand year old anciet capital

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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It's not all anymore after China's ...

Xian and the Terracotta Soldiers, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xian and the Terracotta Soldiers

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... to some famous hot springs where the actual spa area is awful but the complex is amazing.  After a brief tour we head back to Xi'an where we check out the city wall which makes the city so unique.  We walk around the city and head to an ...

Hot and Humid, Xi'an, China travel blog

Hot and Humid

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... 37+ degrees, ridiculous humidity and a small decrepid bus with all the windows wide open. Chinese efficient air conditioning. We toured across Xi'an to pick up some more passengers and then headed off. Poor David (We guessed this probably wasn't his real ...

Walls, Warriors, and Plank walks, Xi'an, China travel blog

Walls, Warriors, and Plank walks

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... China. But, they were great anyways.  The next day, we made our way to the Terracotta Museum just outside of Xi'an. The site is interesting with 3 separate pits displaying the excavated clay warriors in different stages of restoration. The sheer ...

How much fun can you have in a rickshaw?, Xi'an, China travel blog

How much fun can you have in a rickshaw?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... us.  It was one of the funniest journeys we have had so far, madness! At the station we found that our train was delayed by an hour and a half so we had a few beers and waited in the heaving waiting hall.  We stocked up on beer for the train and ...

Xi'an  Army of Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an Army of Terracotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Day 28, Xi'an, China travel blog

Day 28

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... were off to the Terracotta Army. It's about away from Xi'an so the 7 of us walked down to the bus station to catch a bus. Xi'an has a city within a city, the most central part (about 15 square kilometres) of Xi'an is walled off. The wall itself is quite ...

Terracotta men, thousands of them!, Xi'an, China travel blog

Terracotta men, thousands of them!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... going on on the sleeper train though, so I felt a bit like a terracotta zombie when we exited the train. Immediately you notice that Xi'an is a tad different than Beijing, a bit more primitive and chaotic. It has a bit more of a Moscow feel to it. ...

Water, water everywhere and not a drop in our flat, Xi'an, China travel blog

Water, water everywhere and not a drop in our flat

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... and furniture on show but nothing that we could take with us that would survive a round the world trip or a mail trail from Xi'an to Australia. Next stop was the Banpo Village, which was an amazing discovery made back in the 1950s when they were ...

We are Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China travel blog

We are Terracotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... seat so as to have room to spread out. Was only a 6 hour journey and ther was even a toilet stop. When we got to Xi'an we somehow negotiated a taxi ride across town, another mentalist taxi driver, as they all seem to be. Xi'an isnt as pretty as ...

Chinese Surprises (including a ride in a cop car!), Xian, China travel blog

Chinese Surprises (including a ride in a cop car!)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ) After the hustle and bustle of Beijing, last night was quite refreshing - we had two amazing experiences when going out in Xi'an. Firstly (after it had stopped raining), we went for a wander around the backstreets of the Muslim quarter and really ...

China - Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

China - Xi'an

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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The overnight train from Beijing to Xi'an was fairly luxurious, comfortable and surprisingly quiet, but for some reason we still didn't get much sleep. In fact, Verdi didn't get a wink!   Regardless of this fact, when we arrived in Xi'an the first ...

Day 27, Xi'an, China travel blog

Day 27

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I didn't feel very well this morning, I don't know whether it was last night's beer, weeks of spicy oriental food, or the post-club McDonald's but something wasn't right. I read on the internet that North Korea had been detected detonating nuclear ...

Lots of soldiers, and great food., Xi'an, China travel blog

Lots of soldiers, and great food.

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... lame yes, but i didn't mention this to anyone else. factish update! a couple of thousand years ago, some power hungry tyrant united china (through war and death), then used 750 000 people over 30 or 40 years to build himself a tomb about 50sq km in size. ...

Terracotta Warriors!!!!!, Xi'an, China travel blog

Terracotta Warriors!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 Of course we had the option to book a tour with our hostel to the warriors but from what we'd looked into it was extremely easy to do on your own. We just confirmed what bus we needed to take from the train station to the Terracotta Warrior Museum ...

Busing it to Beijing, Xi'an, China travel blog

Busing it to Beijing

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... heavier, good thing we`re meeting James` parents in June and can send some stuff home!  We got to the station at least an hour before we were to leave so we went about trying to find out where the waiting room was. The bus attendents didn`t ...

Two more days in Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Two more days in Xi'an

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Friday 10 June: Today was a free day in the ancient old city of Xi'an: a chance to explore. A few of us headed out early to catch Tai Chi in the park outside the city walls - Chinese generally seem to have a healthy approach to exercise and early ...

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