Stone warriors....

Trip Start Aug 07, 2013
Trip End Sep 01, 2013

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Flag of China  , Shaanxi,
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pre Blog

After the overnight train ride we arrive in Xi'an. Xi'an was the imperial center of China for 2,000 years. Here we find the Terracotta Warriors, who were discovered by farmers digging a well in 1976

We stay for 2 nights in a mens youth hostel.

Live blog

Well that was not bad - fell to sleep at around 11.30 to the flashes of lightening and claps of thunder and slept all the way through to 7am

It's a gloriously sunny day outside and the scenery has changed to more rural. We are having another chat with our Chinese girls. We arrive in x'ian around 10am. Donna has gone back to sleep!

At 10.30 am we arrived at x'ian and within 10 minutes taken to our new hostel. An immaculate youth hostel - great bar and restaurant area all decked out in ancient Chinese style. After a quick lunch we went on a walking tour of the local Muslim quarter... Strange foods including pigs trotters and plenty of small stalls selling everything under the sun !

An hour later after a quick bus ride to the east gate of town we jumped on bikes and cycled 10 out of the 14 km around the city walls - very hot today at 38 degrees but a little less humid. Very satisfying after such a long cycle we arrived at the south gate (anticlockwise) after doing 3/4 of the walls

Evening meal to a local Chinese restaurant saw the following translations on the menu

Bamboo fungus scrambled eggs in soil

Pancake secret makes sauce

The fresh bacteria assorted pot

Acid beans fleshy foam

Meat modification saozi pot

Burn the croaker

Great choices.. Which would you go for ?

Afterwards a quick walk around the streets (still 35 degrees at 11pm !!) and saw the drum tower in the centre of town all lit up

Tomorrow the terracotta warriors ... It's all go - we need a holiday !!
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Kath on

was "burn the croaker" crispy frog?!

robinstride on

looked like tofu !

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