Today was our first of many domestic flights in China and flew from Beijing to Xi’an where we had a busy day filled with amazing food and breathtaking sights. Immediately after our flight, we went to see the mind-boggling terra cotta army. Some of us have seen the warriors in the past when they came to DC at National Geographic Museum. But this was an absolutely amazing experience that doesn’t compare to the small exhibit. Our tour guide, Ivy, was giving us plenty of information about these warriors. Later we went to the Xi’an North Wall. After a small chat, we proceeded to ride yellow bikes along the wall. The cold wind hitting our face didn’t stop any of us from going as fast as we could and having fun. Before we went back to our hotel, we ate dinner and headed towards the Islam Quarter. It was a long strip of street markets with flashing lights and crowed streets. Our final stop of the day was our hotel, finally. After sleeping in a small hostel, we were extremely excited to be sleeping in a “fancy” hotel. Being on the top floors, we were able to have a nice view the city tops of Xi’an. After being on beds that were like hard futons, it was the best feeling in the world to end the day on a comfortable bed.
After a traditional Sichuan hot pot dinner that included fish, dumplings, meatballs, ad plenty of vegetables (we are getting our veggies in!), we finally made it to our new hostel (LazyBones Hostel), where our hosts welcomed us.