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... it was time to sort out and have a very well-deserved nap. When we surfaced, it was time to once again face the mean streets of Xi'an in search of an ATM and dinner. Both were located, and full of food it was time to try and get to our entertainment for the evening - the Tang Dynasty Show. And of course, we once again got completely lost (this time not my fault!) and spent quite a while walking in the wrong direction before finally figuring ...
... was still pretty cool.
After a beautifully cold shower we went to visit China's first ever soup kitchen. It seems crazy to me that a state that is supposedly meant to make everybody equal does nothing to help the homeless and it took an amazing British guy to sell everything he owned to set up the shelter. We had taken a load of fruit and we went out with Tony around the city handing it out with dumplings to the homeless. Tony knows nearly all ...
... I got a blister on my hand from the handle bars. L After the bike ride the group returned to the Muslim market to get lunch. Most of the food was prepared on the street. Many of the students went to the nearby Starbucks to grab a coffee and a snack. It was lovely to sit in the air-conditioned room and sip on an iced café latte (and have a modern toilet). After relaxing for an hour, we returned to the ...
Crazy but true - my year in Xi'an has been and gone.
Happy to say that I left in style - delicious dinner at the lamb and mash place (they even had mash again, which was very exciting), then after scaling a security gate we headed to KTV for more fun.
I got home about 3:30am, had a shower, packed my bags, weighed them and re-packed, then off to the airport after a 45min rest time.
The flights home ...
... mountain was home to hermits and sages, but now is unfortunately overrun by tourists. And by overrun, I mean sometimes we had to wait several minutes to get up a steep part or pass a certain point. It was kind of like the Grouse Grind on steroids. But the mountain itself was awesome (and huge), with the main features being distinctive yellow granite cliffs. We took one of the gondolas up, climbed 3 of the 5 peaks, and took the gondola on the other side down, all in ...