I have a new Chinese Canadian friend, Min, who is now from Montreal via Toronto and her hometown of Xi’An. She was traveling with her mother to a town at the junction of the road that leads to Taibai Mountain. On my first day I … Continue readingUp To Taibai Mountain
I arrived Tuesday July 10th and had a short wander around in the very hot conditions. I was led to believe it would be cooler around the mountains. In the morning after my time trying to secure a Air China flight to Beijing I ventured out … Continue readingTown of Baoji with STAIRS climbed!
I figured since I am flying Air China and I am a Star Alliance Gold member why not book directly with Air China instead of www.ctrip.com. Wrong idea!!! After spending close to 3 hours trying to meet the use of a non-Chinese credit card I … Continue readingAir China woes
Monday July 11 was my last day before heading west to the Taibai Mountains. The morning started out with heavy rain and it rained on and off throughout the day. Starbucks did not have their Wi-Fi up when I stopped in after finding out only tours to … Continue readingViews from Xi’An Wall
It has been over 6 years since I last visited the Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army. As with all of China nothing stands still except for broken clocks or statues. When we visited this place in April 2006 we took a planned tour from the hotel … Continue readingThe Terracotta Army
On Saturday July 7th we headed to Tang Paradise a park devoted to the history and spirit of the the Tang Dynasty. This park is south of Xi’An and about a 40 minute ride from Zhong Lou circle on the K609 bus that was comfortably air conditioned. … Continue readingXi’An, Martial Arts and Lotus Blossoms
The weather here is much hotter and humid than it was in Lijiang. I arrived mid afternoon on the 4th of July. There were no fireworks or flag waving. I wonder why?? Not:) I visited the Bell Tower and Drum Tower each offers … Continue readingFirst Full Day in Xi’An