Enjoying Xi’an Cuisines & Shopping for Xi’an Souvenir T-Shirts before Embarking on Mysterious Silk Road Deluxe Express Train (Oriental Express) Departing Xi’an, Shaanxi in China
Filed Under (Beijing, China, Cuisines, Shaanxi, Shopping, Silk Road, Travelling, World Souvenirs, Xi'an) by Janet on 04-08-2009
I’m now showing you my very 1st lunch here in Xi’an of Shaanxi, China after visiting Huaqing Pond (Huaqing Hot Springs) before visiting Musiem of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses on my 2nd Day of Mysterious Silk Road Tour, where I’ve pretty delicious Xi’an Cuisines :
It’s my very 1st time tasting the Chinese Freshwater Fish which has many Bones that can be real killing (stuck in throats!!) for people who’re not careful when eating them - luckily for me I’ve heard many stories from Mom & Dad about these Fish so I’m extremely tactful & only take exremely tiny bits of the Fish to try!!
Here’s when I see more Bing Ma Yong - Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses on sales, which our Xi’an Chinese Tour Guide advises us not to buy cos most of them are fake as can been seen in their unnatural colors etc :
More Pork Slices for our Steamboat Dinner…………
Silly Me should have just gotten the above standing GENERAL Bing Ma Yong Souvenir Photo Frame (2nd from left) which I adore!!
But luckily I managed to get hold of the similar 1st piece - Bronze Chariot Souvenir Photo Frame (originally from Xi’an too!) while shopping for 2008 Beijing Olympics Souvenirs in China last year – seen below inserted with Dear & My Portrait taken infront of the majestic Forbidden City in Beijing, China :
As our Tour will be leaving Xi’an tonight to embark on our Mysterious Silk Road Deluxe Express Train, it’s my last & only chance now of grabbing hold of Xi’an Souvenirs………
And I’m most glad that I manage to get the folllowing China Xi’an Souvenir T-Shirt (depicting Xi’an’s Famous Places of Interests such as The Silk Road, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Huaqing Hot Springs, City Wall etc ) for my Dear Dear whom I know is missing me lots back home in Singapore :
As well as COUPLE Wear - Xi’an Bing Ma Yong – Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Bronze Chariot Souvenir T-Shirts for Dear & myself :
It’s now time to travel to the Xi’an Train Station where we’ll board our Mysterious Silk Road Deluxe Express Train…………
The Xi’an Train Station is packed with many people (tourists as well as locals) as we all wait in line for our arriving Trains………..
After about an hour later, our Silk Road Deluxe Express Train (Oriental Express) arrives & we’re led by our Xi’an Chinese Tour Guide to our designated Train Cabins, after walking a pretty long way from the Train Station up an Overhead Bridge & then down the Bridge towards our parked Train – all in all carrying our own Travelling Hand-Luggages with us……….& at the same time facing a huge commotion as there’re more than 200 of us alone (from Singapore, Malayasia & Hong Kong!) travelling on the same Silk Road Deluxe Express Train leaving Xi’an, China tonight!!!
Finally here I am settling down inside our extremely small Cabin of the Mysterious Silk Road Deluxe Express Train (Oriental Express)………..
After yet another 45mins later after our Train departs Xi’an in Shaanxi, China – our other Huge Travelling Luggages arrive before us – these we need not carry up & down the Train Station & Overhead Bridge earlier with us but are taken care of by our China Express Holidays Tour managment here in China……….
But Aahahhahaah we’ve a good laugh cos there’s practically NO MORE ROOM for walking or even standing (except to jump on top of our Beds!!) when all our Huge Luggages arrive here inside our Train Cabin!!!
Well, below pic shows Ah Hia seated along the narrow Corridor outside our Train Cabin where Ah Hia & I put our Huge Travelling Luggages to allow space inside our Cabin for our 2 Auntie Bunkmates to unpack…………….
Ahahah WHAT a Surprise WHAT a Surprise!!! Our Bunkmates & Ah Hia & I couldn’t stop laughing over how extremely tiny our Train Cabin is cos we’d been told how big & luxurious it’d be before we came here!!
But may be these standards are already considered the best here in the Silk Road for the Chinese huh! Or may be we’re just expecting too much too much!!