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... you read all the way through to here - I appreciate your commitment. From Xi'an we head west to the city of Lanzhou and from there we will begin to fully appreciate the impact of the Silk Road as we visit Tibetan and Islamic sites. It also marks the point at which we really enter the unknown as I don't know anybody who has done this journey and I hadn't heard of the vast majority of the cities along the route before I began researching - so the adventure is only just beginning!
... we stay there for a while my host student tries to teach me Chinese, like how to ask if someone is a pig. Valuable stuff, I know. The chefs at the restaurant had made us pizzas tonight. One was topped with bean, the other tasted like an actual pizza. They did a good job for never making American pizza before. After this, it still wasn't time to go home. My host dad
hadn't eaten, so we go driving around looking for a place for him to have dinner while simultaneously showing ...
Another 17 hours on the train - now that the novelty wore off, it's actually fairly painful. we reshuffled around between the compartments and i have Downton Abbey to watch now, but it was still quite tedious. Our compartment was just next to the toilets, so from 5am we had Chinese people spitting very loudly, smoking, arguing and walking back and forth. After failing to fall asleep for an hour and getting really annoyed, i put the headphones on with Viv's music and was ...
... to the Muslim Quarter for dinner. Eleanor is a nurse and is travelling for
hopefully the next 9 months around the continent of Asia. For dinner we massive
bowls of noodles in a meaty broth and deep fried pita sandwiches. This with
drinks came to just over 40 yuan. Still feeling the effects of the long walk we
have decided to call it an earlier night and are getting excited for our
journey tomorrow to the Terracotta Warriors.
... of the city. I inquired about a room, and they said they were full but could put me up in the staff quarters. I looked at the room, and the door would only partially open because it was so small! It was underground,with no windows, and the shower was communal- (Chinese people stare at my face- let alone my naked body!!) I decided to stay there anyway, it was very cheap and I didn't want the hassle of having to change again, and it turned out to be a great place to stay. It ...