Tag Archives: Xi’an

Xian Stench in Beijing

So we get up at 6:15  for breakfast at 6:45. Breakfast room opens at 6:50. We are only ones there. We get to eating. Then go finish packing. Checkout at 7:30. It does not go well. Attendant at front desk … Continue reading

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One Day Til I Escape Xian

Today was another gut twisting stomach lurching day in Xian. Our last thank the gods. We woke up by 8:30 because Jinjiang hotel already had loud construction work going on near our room. We had breakfast. Got stared at by … Continue reading

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Xian Nightmare Continues

Today awoke at 6:48 am. And for one second I didn’t remember yesterday. It was the best second I had in Xian. Then it came crashing back. Being pick pocketed. Losing my money and cards. My wallet and all its contents. … Continue reading

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Pickpockets and Police in Xian

Today we slept in until the workers awakened us at 10am banging. I did laundry in sink to expel some nervous energy. OL threw covers over his head. I decided to buy the expensive silk scarf at Wanda plaza. We … Continue reading

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TerraCotta Soldiers and Shopping Mall

We wake up at 8:30 again to get breakfast which ends at 9:30. I’m not sure why Chinese kids act like zoo animals. But one kid throws open the mini fridge door with such gusto it nearly hit me before … Continue reading

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Xian Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter, and Delish Dinner

Sleep well all night. Wake up around 9:30. Don’t motivate. Chillaxing in bed for a while. OL wakes up in good mood. We get dressed and go downstairs at 10:45. Thinking we can have breakfast maybe since the hotel guide … Continue reading

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The Twelve Hour Flight to Xi’an Part II

Sit beside the gate until 5:45pm when suddenly boarding begins. We are all aboard plane by 6:04. Until a woman leaps up and demands a blanket. Not like we all haven’t been waiting for hours to leave. Then the captain … Continue reading

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The Twelve Hour Flight to Xi’an Part I

Normally the train to Xi’an takes 12 hours and a flight takes 2 hours. But not in our case. We woke up at 7:30 am, breakfasted at the Asset Hotel, and checked out by 8:45. The doorman walked us to … Continue reading

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