The Ancient Capital: Xian, China
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I wont say I had a good night sleep, as the person next to me (opposite bunk) was snoring really bad the entire night. The guy was a complete ogre! Every time he got louder and louder, Id try to knock on the ceiling or turn positions just to make noise. I did this so many times that at one point my pillow fell off the bed and landed on the side table right below, whacked off the tumbler on to the woman with the loads of stuff I was saying earlier, and spilled water all over her pillow. LOL. Yeah she woke up and started grunting in Chinese, but when she heard me saying all my apologies in English, she smiled and went back to bed. Lol.
I grumpily woke up at 7:30 am yet was pacified at the sight of snow on the window. Having lived in a tropical country all my life, I honestly have never seen snow. So I sat by the window and listened to my iPod for the rest of the train ride until we finally got off the train at 10am.
The ‘Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!’ song was running in my head the entire time as it was snowing hard when we got off. I met up with Mark just near the bus station and proceeded to our hostel, which was just next to the
Bell Tower International Youth Hostel was one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. The beds are clean, individual lights and lockers, hot shower, unbeatable location and most of all a second floor bar. All for 45 Yuan a night.
As I was walking on the wet streets, I started to realize how traditional yet modern the city was.
Being on that street reminded me of the Jackie Chan Movies I used to watch when I was a kid.
Freshly fallen snow covered the pathways of the City Wall, giving me and 1st timers in Xian an unforgettable impression of the ancient city.