Continued from my Beijing recap...
Off we flew to Xian, another huge bustling city. This one felt a bit more industrial than Beijing and Shanghai but not sure if that was just because it rained the entire time we were there.
They are still uncovering more even now.
Thats right, my middle name is Danger.
After we had seen the warriors and the musuems and the artifacts, I really wanted to see a bit more of the city but it wasn't easy. Unlike my experiences with private guides on other trips, the guides here are really quite confused about the desire to see anything but the remnents of ancient history. Its hard to say why but I think it has something to do with all of the tour guides being employed by the Chinese gov't. They have a plan of what they want you to see and its hard to get them to go off that track.
We did spend a little time in the downtown area sampling the food and the tourist spots but the rain put a damper on things. On the bright side, it was one of the only times we were weren't fighting with a mob of other tourists to see the same things.
And then before the clouds could lift, it was time to pack it up again and head out.
Off we went to our last and favorite stop, Shanghai. More on that in another post.