After a very quick trip (around 48 hours) to the south of China I am back in Xi’an. Nothing major to post up, but just wanted to let everyone know that I am back and should be blogging regularly again soon.
I went down south to renew my visa. I flew down on Thursday afternoon to Guangzhou, took a bus to the Futian border crossing in Shenzhen, and then took another bus from Lok Ma Chau to Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong where I stayed with Jack, actually not sleeping at all the whole night.
I left off at 9:30 AM and took a bus to Sheng Shui, the MTR train to Lo Wu (Luo Hu) and then the express train up to Guangzhou where I met up with Ruhi and caught an overnight train to Xi’an. I slept a solid 12 – 14 hours during the trip and we just arrived this afternoon.
Since spouting out names of locations don’t mean much if you aren’t familiar with them, I made a few maps to demonstrate the route …
From Home to the Airport in Xi'an
Flying from Xian to Guangzhou (about 2 - 3 hours)
Bus from Guangzhou to Shenzhen
Cross the border at Futian/Lok Ma Chau and then a bus to Tin Shui Wai
Bus from Tin Shui Wai to Sheng Shui and then the MTR to Luo Hu
Train ride from Guangzhou to Xi'an via Wuhan and Zhengzhou
All in all it was a pretty good trip. Mainly because I didn’t get any illnesses or get snowed in anywhere. But also because it all went according to plan. Yay for plans! (Mark likes plans)
Tomorrow morning Ruhi and I are meeting Yue Xiao Yu to go shopping for a bicycle. I am going to see about doing some video-ing of our excursion too so you can enjoy that. After that I am meeting my tutor, Ada, for an hour of Chinese learnin’ and then I believe Ruhi and I are meeting some new friends in the evening. A jam-packed day to be sure. Yay for Sundays! (Mark likes Sundays)
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