After a one day rest in Nanjing from Guilin and Yangshuo, we headed out at 8:00am on Sunday October 4th to Xi'an China. Xi'an was ok. It was very ancient and dirty looking but i was excited to see all of the sites here. We had hotpot again, and this time it was incredible! That night, Gina, Laura, Jireh and I went to the 4th floor of our hotel and got massages. These were really nice, but intense since the little Chinese girls were kneeing our backs! The next day, we headed out to the Xi'an city wall. This wall encirlcled all of the ancient Xi'an city and was very old and long. We visited the Fungxue University and learned all about Chinese Fungxue. We rode rickety bicycles around the city wall, which took about an hour. Don't worry, I made it through that with no injuries! We headed to the terra-cotta warrior factory, where we saw how the warriors were made, and finally, we took the bus to the terra-cotta warriors. These were built during the Ming Dynasty and no face of each warrior is the same. This place was so crowded you could barely see anything, but we did see the long hall of the terra-cotta warriors and a few other excavation sites. Because of the value of this place, there was high security there. I was able to take a picture with a Chinese soldier (he has to stand on a platform in one position and is not allowed to talk kind of like the British soldiers). That night we went to a dinner theater show. It was a Tang Dynasty culture show with singing, musicians, dancing, and acting. It was pretty cool and we had a lot of fun! The next day, we went to the Big Goose Pagoda which is a huge pagoda in front of a Buddhist monestary. There were buddhas everywhere and we even saw a few monks. Next we went to the Great Mosque, which shows the Muslim influence in Xi'an. We witnessed the afternoon prayer session for the Islamic men. Right outside of the Mosque was the Arab markets, and boy did we love these! We had over 3 hours of time at these markets and they had pashmina scarves, swords, etc.. After getting the shopping out of our system, we headed to the train station and took a 12 hour overnight train to Beijing. It was so much fun because it was a sleeper train and we were able to drink, laugh and just hang out. Finally, after a little sleep, we woke up in Beijing!