Xian to Chengdu

Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda Our 3rd day in Xian started out by our trip to the “Big Wild Goose Pagoda”. There was a nice park around the actual pagoda complex that was very pleasant to stroll around. Inside, the pagoda itself was closed for renovation, not an uncommon occurrence around here. Once again, for …

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Xian

Xian City and Train Station Xian train station embodied what I feared China might be. It was loud, crowded, dirty, stinky and I couldn’t understand what was going on. Slightly drowsy still from the night, we immediately sought to buy tickets to our next destination.   We were directed to four different ticket lines, standing …

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Exploring Pingyao

Exploring Pingyao Our 2nd day in Pingyao was much slower pace and instead of walking we took a couple bikes around for the day. we started by going to the train station to buy our next night’s train to xian. daphna did it by herself and she got confirmation that they were the right tickets …

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Datong/Pingyao

Datong We arrived to Datong on a night train from Beijing. Our first of many to come. 3 tier bunks with us in the middle and bottom ones. The locals get on the train as if they are running with the bulls. It took us some time to get settled into our 7′ by 2′ …

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