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Xi’an Cuisine Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

If you live in New York, chances are you’ve stumbled upon one of the Xi’an Famous Foods (西安名吃 – xī’ān míng chī) restaurants. After being featured in several publications and TV shows, their popularity skyrocketed. The family-run chain recently opened its 11th location in the New York area and hopes to expand to more markets soon…

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Xi’an Video Tour (Part Two) Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

For your second day in Xi’an, head out of the city to visit a few historical sites. First up, check out Mt. Li where you’ll see the place Chiang Kai-shek hid from the Communists during the Xi’an Incident. Then visit the Huaqing Hot Springs, where a steamy love story exists. Finally, see the most famous…

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48 Hours in Xi’an (Part Two) Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

After checking out the City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, it’s time to head out to the most famous site here – the Terracotta Warriors. On the way out there, you might as well stop at another historical site. Huaqing Hot Springs (华清池 – huá qīng chí) Along the way to…

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Xi’an Video Tour Part One Posted by on Oct 10, 2016

With 48 hours in Xi’an, you can spend a day exploring the city and use the other to take a trip out to the Huaqing Hot Springs and Terracotta Warriors. On the first day, try the city’s local specialty – a lamb stew with chopped bread (羊肉泡馍 – yáng ròu pào mó). Then take a…

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48 Hours in Xi’an (Part One) Posted by on Oct 6, 2016

From one ancient capital to another, we move from Luoyang to Xi’an (西安 – xī’ān). Thanks to the ever expanding high-speed rail network in China, this journey can now be made in less than two hours. This is one of the most popular places to visit in China for domestic and foreign tourists alike, and…

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Top 10 of 2012 Posted by on Dec 31, 2012

Tempus fugit (time flies in Latin) – one of the only things I remember from my language classes in high school. That ancient phrase still holds true today. This year has flown by; 2012 is just about finished. Despite all the hype around the Mayan calendar, we’re still here. Having spent a few weeks in…

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