First day in Xi'an
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We check out the hotel at 4:50am and the taxi came as arranged to pick us up and take us to the airport. The visa card did not work so we had to pay our bill in cash, I was not surprised. The taxi dropped us at terminal 3, which we quickly discovered was the wrong terminal. We took the shuttle bus to terminal 1, it was a long way away, but we enjoyed watching the antics of the half dozen Russian backpackers that were also headed to terminal 1. Each one of them must have had 4 or 5 small bags instead of one big one. We wondered how they managed to keep track of all of them. Check in was quick and the airport security was tight ��" full body pat down for Wilson, but Monica just walked through. We depart on time on HU 7137 at 7:55 to Xian
The food on the plane was rice porridge with to pickled green things, cherry tomatoes and juice.
We walked around the down town area and discovered that the subway was not complete, and the underground areas were being used as shops. We had coffee at the Starbucks, and chatted with an English lady visiting from Shanghai with her baby and Mother in law. We learned a bit about expat life in Shanghai. We decided to take advantage of the evening and went to the Tang Dynasty Show where we sat with an interesting French lady that lived in Mexico and was traveling around the world visiting her kids. The Show was an extravaganza with lots of costumes and Chinese music. When we were leaving we bumped into a couple of Aramcon’s can you believe it?