Checking out the Terracotta Army
Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
332Trip End Jan 19, 2007
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Where I stayed
Hant Tang Inn
Spent another couple of days in Beijing - basically spent walking, visiting street markets and doing boring things like internet, posting stuff home, etc. It was actually warm enough to wear a t-shirt yesterday and it is really quite sad how happy I was about that!
Valentine's day yesterday and the whole of Beijing seemed to be walking round with a red rose. They are really into it for some reason! I almost felt left out. We however spent a romantic evening on the train eating chinese style pot noodle from our top bunk (much to the chinese's amusement) on a hard sleeper from Beijing West train station (absolutely massive makes Kings Cross look like a toy station) tickets cost 256RMB each (about 18 quid). Had overnight journey and arrived a bit late this morning (7.50am) in Xian.
Today have spent day going to Terracotta army by local minibus - sharing the bus with people carrying a variety of car parts including a bumper, staring school girls, etc
Unfortunately we are experiencing British weather today (rain and cold) so have limited our walk around the Muslim area (next to our hostel - the Han Tang Inn) to look at markets and have more street food. Are staying here with a guy we met on the train from UB, Tom, who is from Berwick-upon-Tweed - small world.
Are off tomorrow to Chongqing for a frantic few days hoping to fit a lot (Chengdu - pandas, Leshan - standing Buddha and then a cruise down the Yangtze through the 3 Gorges) in before we leave China. Hopefully the weather will get better and we won't be too tired to appreciate it (am actually qute knackered from doing very little!)