Hard Sleeper Farce

After the debacle of our exit from Xi’an, we were excited for a fun train ride to Chengdu. We were confident that sharing the 6-berth hard sleeper cabin would be better than being scattered throughout multiple soft sleeper cabins. We were encouraged when we boarded. The train was clean, the beds were relatively comfortable, and…

Xi’an the Black

It’s strange how we form our impressions of places. There are millions of towns, villages, cities, forests, rivers, oceans, and mountains for us to visit, yet with the exception of those few places we live, we rarely give any of them more than a few days to wow or disgust us. Poor Xi’an. While I’m…