Xi'an... what the hell rhymes with Xi'an...
Trip Start Mar 10, 2009
39Trip End Nov 09, 2009
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CMB finally back to the computer after a long hiatus and having Makely carry the blogging load for a bit. We are now in Bangkok and desperate to catch up to our current location.
Xi'an Xi'an.... great town. Nothing overly special about the city itself but both Makely and I found ourselves liking this city. I think part of the reason maybe have been that we didn't have too many big sights that we thought we had to see so we did a lot of relaxing and wondering of the city to soak it up and basically eat a bunch of Muslim Chinese food.... all different and really good. Now for some details....
So we left the Beijing a little sad as we had become quite good friends with the coolest girls in Beijing at the Gulou hostel
Train ride was cool for the experience but not so good for the sleep. Lights were out at 10pm but you had your own light at your bed but Makely and I finished off some dumplings, settled in and tried to get some sleep while listening to some tunes. Woke up a bit groggy and starving but close to Xi'an. Needed to brush my teeth and shower like you can't even imagine. We decided to head to the bar car for some food and drinks and played some cards while watching the landscape pass by for the final few hours. Pretty cool.
Finally get to Xi'an and lug our packs onto our broken backs from the sleeper..
Day 1: arrive at hostel
wander around Muslim Quarter see bell tower from outside
eat street vendor food
back to hostel
found bar street
head to Muslim quarter for dinner
see club Xi'an
eat in Muslim quarter again... lamb and bread, dumplings, vendor snacks
CMB getting sick - to rest!
Day 3 - walk around town, eat in muslim quarter, birnie to wall and bell/drum tower, takes pics with all randoms on wall
head to train station for overnighter to Shanghai