Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Dumplings

Off to Xi'an for an Easter break with Sam, Annette and Zoe who are visiting for a fortnight. My April Fool "Oh no, the flight's cancelled!" worked, but backfired a bit. Not cancelled, but delayed. So by the time we got there we only really had time for a quick wander around the muslim quarter including the mosque and narrow streets full of arabic script, posters of Mecca, stalls laden with dried fruit & pastries, and hooks hanging with halal meat. At times you could imagine yourself in Syria. OK, not Syria... 
Great dinner of dumplings in a crowded 5-storey restaurant near the Drum Tower.
We're staying in a nice 'boutique' hotel with exposed brickwork inside & out, but only one of the staff speaks basic English which could be interesting... 

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