I woke up surprisingly fresh and waited for everyone else before having breakfast. Steve and I booked train tickets to Beijing, unfortunately, all the sleeper tickets were sold out (Surprise Surprise) so we had to settle for hard seats on the 13 hours journey (Oh Joy). With everyone chilling at the hostel after feeling a little delicate from the night before, I went on my todd for a stroll around the local market. I tried a few of the local dishes (Rice with Fruit, Mixed veg and chilli wrap and noodles) I ended up eating my noodles with a Chinese family who found my chopstick expertise amusing. They were really nice and tried to speak English and I'm sure the wife was hitting on me! Not sure on what gift to get for Ryan, I decided on having his name written in traditional and simplified Chinese.
In the late afternoon, Luke, Brittany, Steve and I decided to hire bike's and cycle round Xi'an's 13.7k wall. We had such a laugh weaving in and out of people and our timing was perfect as we rode into the sunset. Luke didn't have much luck with the bike's and had to change his 3 times! We saw some local people playing table tennis, so hopefully i'll get the chance to go back there tomorrow and teach them a lesson. That night, we stayed at the hostel and met some Swedish Girl's (Bea) that had arrived in Xi'an after taking the transiberian train from Russia to Beijing. They made us drink some Russian vodka which smelt like paint stripper but went down surprisingly well. Bea also had a shot which completely knocked her for six and in the space of 30 sec's, she went from sober to completely wasted. She was really sweet and funny and introduced us to party beers with party trees (which consisted of using your nail and scratching the foil to make tree like patterns)