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... was picking microscopic fish bones from your mouth before they could puncture your tonsils.
The sixth and seventh courses came served together. There was a deep fried beef ball (not literally) served with a fried root of something. I actually can’t remember what the beef dish tasted like beyond that it was enjoyable but not memorable. I think not laughing every time someone said, "beef balls" was the extent of what made this ...
Today we said goodbye to Lotus and Beijing and flew to Xi'an. We had a slight drama at the airport, when they suddenly changed the gate we were supposed to be waiting at. Once again it was a case of follow the crowd and hope for the best. The country side we flew over was spectacular, very rugged mountains. We also flew over an enormous river which we found out later was the Yellow River.
We landed in Xi'an and were met by Addison, the guide, ...
... got used to the fact that dishes appear one after the other, so you can't tuck into the first dish to arrive with too much gusto.
We still get the odd stare from the locals and some will occasionally say hello and ask where we are from. I just hope that our appearance and behaviour provides them with the same amount of amusement as their' shoes do for us.
I am writing this in the station as we wait for our bullet train, next stop, Xian and the Terracotta ...
... an old Chinese city looking at the weird and wonderful array of food being cooked. The smell of the place was the highlight though, the amazing aroma of the street food followed by something horrible ( probably the sewer or drainage system ) but it doesn't put you off because you suddenly get another overpowering smell of something lovely.Once agreeing on something we sat down and had beef noodles, beef dumplings and lamb with bread, it was ...
... before I knew it I met up with some euro-folks from my hostel for dinner- OF COURSE in the Muslim Quarter :) man do they have good noodles ha!
lastly- even though I did this my second day there I now decide to mention:
this is one of the 5 great mountains of China- part of the connection of Taoist mountains to which my Hengshan also belongs! Its about an hour outside of Xi'an but you can get there by fast train or bus fairly conveniently so I was ...