Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scenes from a Bus, Xian

Xian was our second stop in China. (Click here to read about our train ride from Beijing to Xian, here to read about our first day in Xian and click here to read about our visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors.)Okay. Technically, this is a scene from the overnight train we took from Beijing to Xian. I like the mountains in this one. This was taken probably about an hour before we arrived in Xian. The best part of the train ride was when the sun came up and we could see the scenery going by. It helped me forget how dirty and gross I felt from the day/night before.

We saw a lot of pool floaties being sold along the street in Xian, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out where they would be used. China's not like the U.S. where every other house has a pool in the backyard. The only pools I saw while we were in China were the ones in our hotels.
A woman doing wash outside a shop.
Wires. Lots and lots of wires. Can you imagine working for the cable company or phone company and having to replace a downed wire!?!?!?!
Employees participating in team-building exercises before their workday.
Day laborers waiting to be hired. The little signs say what type of work they do.
Old folks in a park doing their morning exercises. We saw this happening everywhere we went. Sometimes it would be just one or two people; other times it would be large groups.

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