Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Xian -- the start of the Silk Route

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. 

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