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Travelling sure has its ups and downs!! I'm experiencing a down currently, which is going into my 6th hour stuck at the Xi'an airport en route to Shanghai. Might as well fill you in on the last few days. Mom posted the same blog, so for the duplicate recipients just skip to the pictures.
We have spent a couple of days exploring Xi'an ( properly pronounced she - an). It is a quaint city of only 8 million people - versus the ...
... Chinese. I received a small bowl of 'Birthday Noodles,' complete with an egg, which is apparently a Chinese tradition. It was such a nice surprise! Then, at 4:40 Sherry asked me to come to her classroom and surprised me yet again with a beautiful fruit cake and had her students and ours sing "Happy Birthday" once more. We proceeded to cut the cake into 42 pieces so that everyone could have some.
I was surprised yet again when Sherry took me to dinner and I was ...
... li>Getting to Hua Shan (by train)
Take the metro to BeiKeZhan Station (it’s the last station on Metro Line 2). BeiKeZhan is connected to Xi’an North Railway station. Exit the metro and go up to the railway station on the 1st floor to get your ticket.
Tip: Buy your train tickets in advance, as the 2nd class (economy) seats do sell out quite fast. Do remember to ...
... fully. There could be more undiscovered,given the distance between the tomb and these pits .
Last night - went back down by the bell and drum towers which are more beautiful lit up at night. Strolled back down the Muslim Quarter - even busier at night than during the day . Found a dumpling restaurant - pointed at a few pictures et Voila !! Vegetarian for me and lamb for Kevin -followed by freshly made ...
... saw that we had the change at Bengbu, we thought that we could have a wander around the town and see what there was to see. We had forgotten that we would have giant rucksacks, be exhausted and didn’t take into account that there wasn’t really anything to see in Bengbu! We made camp in the KFC next to the train station and took it in turns to go for a quick wander to stretch our legs. TravelChinaGuide said that there was an Antique and Jade Market that is supposed to be ...