I finally made it to Xi’an around noon today, and I tried to make the most of the rest of the day. I’m posting a bunch of pictures as an appetizer right now. Text will follow when I’m not falling asleep at the keyboard.
Cuttlefish on a stick. Delicious!
The view from the bell tower
Climbing the steps to the Drum Tower
A view back to the Bell Tower
Purveyor of the best energy drinks in all of Shaanxi Province
The Muslim Quarter
I was afraid that I would miss cherry season this year
The Great Mosque: the uncanny combination of Chinese architecture, Islam, and exhausted Swedish tourists
Side gate - the Great Mosque
Xi'an's intact city walls
I wonder if the Chinese invented the Flemish bond, too.
The South Gate
The view from the ancient wall
The 3.8m-long noodle and its two soup accompaniments
I have absolutely no idea what this was, and I probably don't want to know. It was tasty, however, and my mouth is still burning. I think that the image is blurry because my hand was shaking with anticipation.
The woman who prepared the mystery skewer