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... place every night so I honestly don't understand what draws such enormous crowds. Then again, crowds are relative in China.
After the show, we stopped off at a noodle bar for some food before heading back. With the series of one-way streets around the pagoda and all the construction going on (it seems Xi'an is in the midst of building a subway line), we weren't entirely sure where the bus stop was for the return bus. We tried to walk around a ...
... master dumpling makers, creating flowers, ducks, and little fun filled packets that were holding more filling. Amazing skill and art shown were shown in something that small.
Cooking really was the end to my day. When I got home from school, my host family had dinner already made. We ate around the table and talked, and after I helped Naomi with some of her English homework. Then it was time for sleep. A fun and relaxing day.
... plans, with new plan B, being a visit to a village on the outskirts of Xi'an. Having visited a village only a week ago in Kunming, we were happy to go along with the visit, but not bursting with excitement to do so. The village turned out to be Yuan, a small community of about 180 people. The entrance to the village is through a square archway, with a huge statue of Chairman Mao, just a few metres into the ...
... shows the level of cultural development when a clay statue could be confused with a monster in the 20th century. :-) then another highlight in Xi'an were belt noodles which are a meter long and 10 cm wide which you dip in spicy sauce. and we had dumplings with spinach and leek which were so yummy that i've joined the Canadians for an extra portion. My mate Jo (the loveliest Canadian guy in late 60s) was challenging me to compete with him on who can eat more... if i do turn up ...
... quality of the mattresses, which will make my stay in Xi'an much better J.
Having not eaten since leaving the hostel
in Pingyao, Matt and I walked down to the Muslim Quarter of the city. In this
area, Muslims have been settled here since the 7th century. As recommended
to us by Lonely Planet we tried a variety a street foods along the way. We had
roujiamo, which is fried meat and vegetables in a deep fried pita, rouchan,
which is ...