Xian is a pretty amazing town. Not just a place to stay when visiting the terracotta soldiers, but an actual place worth visiting on its own right. The start of the famed Silk Route, an interesting old city wall, a bustling Muslim quarter. And the food. Rule number one for ordering food in China: always order the eggplant. Seriously ever dish with eggplant that I had was incredible and in Xian it was even more magnificent.