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Today starts of with a nice lie in, which is just what I need after the long journey yesterday. Josh faffs around a lot which I kinda expected having got to know him yesterday and by the time we go downstairs for breakfast it's nearly 11. At breakfast we meet these cool Australians who are watching a video on a laptop; it's of them climbing Huashan Mountain. It looks so scary and pretty, I had heard about the mountain briefly, something about one of the most dangerous climbs ...
... about the excavation and
reconstruction processes. It takes a team of 4 people 3 to 6 months to
reconstruct one warrior!
The second half of the day was spend stuffing ourselves with street food
from the Muslim quarter for a combined lunch dinner. We sampled all sorts
of things including soup filled dumplings, chilli and cumin lamb kebabs,
fried pastry and lamb concoctions, dried Sharon fruit, and squid on ...
So, we had our second and final day in Xi'an. To start the day off we visited the wall surrounding the older portion of the city. I mean, it was no Great Wall, but it was really interesting to see the intricacy of the wall and the defense mechanisms set up. There was a moat, as well as several strategically placed holes to fight against invading enemies. Overall it was pretty interesting. Once we left there we went to the Banpo ...
... needed. After filling our faces with dumplings it was back out into the crowd to make our way back to the hotel. Having a small group really pays off in all of these crowded places as it is much easier to stay together. It was nice to be back at the hotel away from the mass of humanity. The most important news of the day is that we now have our permits so we can legally get into Tibet tomorrow. Drujal is very excited as we are finally going to his home. He hasn't ...
... has just emailled to say that we now have to go back to Nanyang, as Mr Wang has just discovered that the medical clinic in Zhengzhou is closed for the first three days of next week, for a public holiday!
We spent ages this morning queuing to cancel our tickets back to Nanyang, and then only got a refund of a percentage of the ticket price. Can you tell that we are a little more ...