While Uncle Jim was here from the USA, we took a short flight to Xi'an for his second weekend. Xi'an is one of the oldest cities here in China that dates back 3100 years. It has been the capital of China a few times and has been the location of the most dynasties. A dynasty is the reign of an emperor, I think.
We had a full day of touring the attractions but we also spent some time nearby the hotel in the city. This means within the city walls. This city wall is a great-wall-like boundary of the inner city that is as impressive as the Great Wall. It seemed to be taller and wider and was 20-30 km in circumference. In nice weather you could rent a bike and pedal all the way around.
We walked around the Muslim area, the bell tower and the drum tower.
|This steak and beef on a stick was street food that was|
brought in to our table. Very spicy.
|The Muslim quarter walking street. Very crowded with many|
unique foods, trinkets, artwork and other unknown stuff.
|This was a crazy desert that was steamed and put on a stick.|
We asked the name but it didn't translate to English.
|A cool stone carving.|
|10 RMB ($1.60) for a view of Jupiter through|
his homemade telescope. He put this thing on
|Even though it was 300+ on the air quality index we could see Jupiter.|
Yugege has ice cream flowing in his viens.