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By weihan (Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 11:48:29 PM EST) China, Xi'an, train travel (all tags)
It's been too long since I've written a diary. I've got a backlog of activity that I've been writing about but the going is slow.

It'll have to wait. Tonight, I'm going to Xi'an to visit my friend before he leaves China.

Coming soon in my diary:
  • Chunjie! (aka: Chinese New Year)
  • The Great Wall. I've been to two different sections now.
  • My friend from Xi'an visited Beijing
So tonight I'm going to Xi'an. This is the city where they found the army of terracotta warriors. It was the capital during some dynasty or two (or more?). Anyhow, it's supposed to be a cool place. I'll only be there for a couple of days, but I should have plenty to do.

Going to Xi'an meant getting a train ticket. In my last diary I talked about the pain associated with buying a train ticket. It turns out this is mostly a problem during holidays when everyone and their dog is traveling. This time around it was a piece of cake to buy my ticket. I dunno though, it could have been because I went to a different ticket window that didn't have any English writing near it (it really pays to read Chinese).

That's all for now. Hopefully my Chinese New Year diary will be done soon. That was a crazy time.

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funny I was just going . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 05:26:36 PM EST
. . . to give a shout out to you, wondering what you've been up to. Glad you're still alive.

Of course, we have no real proof of that. Very could have poisoned you and hacked into your account . . . can't trust these asian girls, y'know . . .

She's not really the poisoning type by weihan (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Feb 18, 2006 at 06:53:22 PM EST
Say.. When is your financial situation going to recover from your wonderous voyage to the west? Cause, uh, the north awaits you, as it were. No hurry though, I'm contractually obligated to be in Beijing until the end of June.

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I am tentatively . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Feb 18, 2006 at 07:58:34 PM EST
. . . pencilling in the May 1-7 holidays for a trip up there. Just pencil, mind you. By the end of April, I will have a better idea.

Funny, because I was just thinking about this a couple of day ago, when I tracked down Very's blog (HAA! found it!) and viewed some of your pics of the wall. Well, I didn't get through ALL her pics (75? yeesh - girls, eh?) or her writings (she makes my missives look short!). . . but it got me revved up to see the Great Wall.

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