Saturday, October 16, 2010

Xi'an: "thanks for tripping me, Buddha, you bastard" edition

@ the Xi'an Bei Lin Museum - aka Stele Forest. Stele is one of those words you learn in history that you immediately forget about once you finish that class. How often do you ever get an opportunity to say Stele? Remmington Stele?

Here is a stele



That's a freakin' long kite! @ Shanxi Provincial History Museum

Model of the village from yesterday?

Mini-terra cotta display

XD this dog is cute!

I like this guy. Biting his foot. heh.

An entire band on his back. =P

Stepping on a slave/servant?

Halal Lunch

w/ special Muslim bread soup

you tear the bun into tiny pieces and then they make it into a soup. You get to choose between goat or beef.

My Bread Goat Soup

No name plaza? Plaza of Insane Fountains?

If you understand me, you know why I would take and post such a picture.

Da Ci'En (Great Kindness and Grace) Temple. In the distance is Big Wild Goose (aka Canadian Geese) Pagoda. Supposedly, there are scripture of the monk Tripitaka aka Xuanzang aka, the dude Sun Wukong aka the Monkey King escorts in Xi You Ji aka Journey to the West.

So at this point in my vacation, I feel down the last step thar and sprained my ankle - worse sprain of my life. Suffice to say, I did not make it to the Goose Pagoda.

Furong Hu (Bei Hu)

A theater show of sorts. I also say the last 1/4 of it.


Why can't Chinese plays EVER have a story?

Table 8!

Pumpkin soup

Dumb founded. They actually serve Orange Chicken in China?

=P not a fan of the persimmon and bean desserts.

Our table decided to boisterously applaud this girl (situated right behind our table) after every song she played.

My wicked on-loan cane.


We were delayed like 20-30 minutes from getting back to our hotel because there were these large anti-Japanese protests. Mobs of students were filling the street. I was amused that on the news they only reports several thousand when it was easily in the tens of thousands in attendance. Having seen enough massive crowds, I'd venture to say at least 20,000-30,000 people in the streets and was just in the surrounding areas we traveled in.

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