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... bus to go into the mountains, transfer to another to get to the closest village to the one we walk to ....so much room for error. But as of an hour ago our hostel in the village has lined up a mini-van and driver to meet us at the airport with one of those magical signs that says ELISABETH PAINE and take us the 3 hours for $64. We jumped at the offer. Will let you know in 24 hours if this oh-so-simple new plan worked out!
Despite spending a ...
... rather nice red wine we had for our snack time!! Such a shame!
The next day was a washout - as was I, and again EO stayed beside me to make sure I didn't die! I'm not surprised she was worried as I had disturbed any sleep she might have managed all night!! We had to spend the day in that smelly room, listening to the crazy traffic outside watching Chinese TV! Not ideal but I gather from the group we didn't miss too much that day, so there's always a silver lining!
... were colourfully decorated, but faded due to exposure. Only one or two weren't crushed when the wooden beams of the crypt collapsed. The warriors were found by accident when some farmers were digging a well. The dude who contacted the government in 1974 has spent all this time in his new job signing books in the museum. He does not look like a fulfilled dude. The warriors were only buried 5m underground and lots of more recent graves were around them but the locals who found ...
... and shoving and fighting to get to the train we made it onto the carriage and it was just as bad as we anticipated. We had a top and middle bunk so could hide away from the madness below (that is if we could get up the ladder to our beds). My top bunk was exactly like sleeping in a luggage shelf, with about half a meter of space there was no way to do anything except lie down, thank god we had some TV to watch on our iPhones as our fellow travellers just ...
... 30 miles of wall.
Xian is another large teeming city of millions of people and massive traffic gridlocks. That afternoon I got settled in - this is another courtyard property - very crowded and rather impersonal. The staff seemed to be brainwashed into trying to extract as much tourist cash, from their guests, as possible - buy this tour, take this taxi, use this guide etc etc. They had a row of 10 desktop computers (which ...