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Month: June 2018

Xi’an, China

Day 136: Country #15.2 Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province (state) and a previous capital of all China. It served as the beginning of the ancient silk road and […]

High on Xi’an, China

Day 135: Country #15.2 My friend asked if I wanted to see her university. I’m a big fan of universities because, unlike museums which tell about a country’s past, and […]

Terracotta Warriors and Lights, Xi’an

Day 134: Country #15.2 My friend came by in the early morning and we set off to find the eastbound bus to the Terracotta Warrior attraction from Xi’an Railway Station. […]

Xi’an foods, China

Day 133: Country #15.2 We arrived at Xi’an Railway Station on the north side of the walled city center where we grabbed some tourist material and a metro card. My […]

Beijing to Xi’an, China

Day 132: Country #15.2 My bad luck briefly continues… After telling me to rendezvoused with her at Beijing South Railway Station to buy train tickets to Xi’an, my friend’s home […]

Great Wall of China by local bus

Day 131: Country #15.2 There are multiple ways to visit the Great Wall of China and at different price points. Full tours will charter a private vehicle. Some hostels charter […]

Fast driving sand storms thru the Gobi

Day 130: Country #16 I was told the carpool from Ulaanbataar to the Mongolia-China border, a 400 mile (650 km) drive, would only cost $20, a shockingly low price. However, […]

Mongolian Steep off-roading

Day 129: Country #16 I convinced the two new friends to join me on a tour offered by the hostel by subsidizing their costs so that it was a good […]

Ulaanbataar bus adventures

Day 128: Country #16 The unique characteristics of Ulaanbataar essentially being the only city one of the largest and most sparsely populated countries in the world pretty much means the […]

Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

Day 127: Country #16 We started the day a little late because the Gers, large traditional Mongolian tent dwellings, were very warm and the weather was a bit brisk outside. […]

Zamyn Uud to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Day 126: Country #16 The overnight train ride through the heart of the Gobi Desert was rather mundane as you would expect of a desert, but as morning approached, the […]