Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... in the happy place until i was woken up just 20 min before arriving to Xi'an. First thing we did in Xi'an after settling in the hotel and having nice hot shower, was lunch. oh my god - that was one of the most delicious meals so far. So as Xi'an is quite far inlands, their food is very rich with wheat products. this one was pancakes with different fillings. our group leader Jackie was not sitting at our table, so for most of the meal we didn't actually know what we ...
... a scorching 97 degrees. The heat had
started to take its toll on the Chinese. Men openly walk around with their
shirts turned up exposing their stomachs, most of whom shouldn’t really be
showing off their naval regions. As Matt rested, I headed out in search of
basic supplies, including toilet paper. Toilet paper is not readily available
or offered in most public places and even some of the hostels we have stopped
in. With Matt having issues on a good day and ...
... in the afterlife. The tomb project started when the emperor was only 13 and while seven pits have been partially excavated no one really knows how much is under the ground yet to be discovered. The first pit was discovered by a farmer digging a well. The government now pays the farmer to sit at the museum and sign books for tourists. He was there when we entered, but you have to buy a book to take a photo.
The museum is well equipped to handle th e ...
So we had an interesting dinner last night.
Since we had an extra night in Xi'an we decided to go to the Big goose pagoda again and try and catch the water show.
We caught the bus and stopped at a big shopping complex for dinner. We randomly chose a restaurant because it had pictures and english in the menu. Little did we know that not one person in the restaurant could speak even ...
... of those long days where you don't actually do much, but end up pretty tired just the same.
So we went along to the hotel bar but, once again, it proved difficult to buy just one glass of wine (you have to buy the full bottle), so I had a rum and coke with lots of ice instead. We watched some of the London 2012 Olympics on the large TV screen in the bar, but it was hard to keep my eyes open. We both slept soundly as we had another early start in the ...