Xi'antics February 9th 2008 Despite the reservations of my travel companion about the length of our stay in Xi'an, I am delighted that we had today to explore the many sights of this "north-western" city - as my Shanghai-calibre guide continuously refers to it, though it is clearly and firmly plonked in the eastern half of this ginor(year of the) mouse country, according to my map at least.
Hello to my Xi'aunties!
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Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more