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The first of the three long journeys

26 April 2019


China-Xian-Chongqing-Bullet Train - The first of the three long journeys

I write this as we finally approach Chongqing West station. Unfortunately this brand new high speed rail station has opened before the metro line ....

Around the bottom of the wall

26 April 2018


China-Xian-City Wall-Muslim Quarter - Around the bottom of the wall

Today I am going to Chongqing, I have been there before, that journey will likely be described in laborious detail below. For some unknown reason,....

The other great wall

25 April 2018


China-Xian-City Wall-Hiking-Dumplings - The other great wall

It certainly was a big day for doing the tourist things. This evening I walked a full lap of the city wall. I guess not too many tourists actually....

Pottery barn

25 April 2018


China-Xian-Terracotta Army - Pottery barn

In about 1970, the forgotten former ancient capital of China, Xian, decided that they had nothing much to offer. Smart thinking central party memb....

Shining beacons of ancient

24 April 2018


China-Xian-Food-Bell Tower - Shining beacons of ancient

This evening I did not really go far and I did a bit of a repeat of last night. Mainly because I was starving and my legs were tired from the sold....

The grandest scale

23 April 2018


China-Xian-Muslim Quarter-Chilli - The grandest scale

Everything in Xian is huge and made to look ancient, except its all really very modern, and ultra clean, and well lit. I like it. There are certai....

How to make a short train ride really long

23 April 2018


China-Zhengzhou-Xian-Bullet Train - How to make a short train ride really long

After what seemed like an all day journey to take a 2 hour train ride, I have arrived at my hotel in Xian. I will talk more about Xian when I have....

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