Fascinating tour with a Graceful guide
When we set out for our China vacation , a lot of questions were asked why we preferred Xian over Shanghai. For a family like mine, it was a no brainer..history and culture scores over glitz and glam. Our tour was booked by Jasmine, right from the train tickets to the car and the pretty and english speaking guide Grace.Taking a comfortable overnight train from Beijing, we were met by Grace and Bob the driver at Xian station and taken to the Mosque. The market place was just opening up with all the lovely fresh food but we gave eating a miss and headed straight for the mosque.
The unique architecture of the mosque is what glares at you at first sight.
We have seen mosques all over..Turkey, UAE, malaysia, India..but never before in this style. Grace gave us all the historical background about this Muslim quarter.
We then drove to the terracot warriors which is an hours drive and all through Grace told us about the place.
I will not describe the warriors..please visit and see this archeological wonder yourselves.
After soaking in this marvel and some sweat and rain..Grace took us to the local food and help translate and get us a wonderful veg meal.
at the end of the day, Mr Bob drove us through torrential rains to the swank Hi speed train station and out us on to the 306km/hr High spead train back to Beijing!