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We got into Xi'an completely umbrellad, not ****** but shattered, after getting a sleeper train, this one was full of smoke!! I think personally any transport that has the word sleeper infront of it is a bit of a joke I would rename them insomnia trains, or sleepless buses... That said after an hour long walk with our packs on our backs from northeast corner of the city wall to the centre we found the hostel, it was probably the warmest reception we had received in China, all ...
... appealing than the vodka and coke these days while we are scrimping on money.
Time to organise the next couple of weeks ahead of us. Train tickets purchased and we successfully managed to buy some Chinese herbal remedy tablets (Fengtong) from the nearby chemist for the rheumatoid arthiritis. We was also told that in China they use bees to sting the affected areas so if the swelling becomes significant again that may be an option. Might ...
... filled with run-down "buildings", temporary homes, and a lot of junk/garbage. It's eye-opening.
After the easy 5 1/2 hour trip on a speed train, we arrived and were greeted by our english-speaking tour guide, Qiu (pronounced "Choo"). He immediately took us to a lunch where he had pre-ordered our food so it was waiting for us as soon as we arrived! I'm really loving the family-style dining here in China. Most tables have a ...
Today we are off to the Terracotta Warrior Museum just outside Xi'an. Xi'an which translates to "western peace" has a population of about eight and a half million people and has over 3,100 years of history. It served as a capital to 11 dynasties and reached its peak during the Tang dynasty. Today we have a local guide named Sherry to show us around. It was about an hour drive out to the museum that has been built where the three pits were found. Emperor Qin Shi Huang spent ...
Had a good sleep in comparison to what I have had... It was broken sleep but slept for long periods and woke at 9am. We had breakfast at the hostel and walked to the markets soaking up the atmosphere! Markets were good but very repetitive, I was a little grossed out by the meat just casually laid out on a board in the street but that's just there way of life and ...
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