Monday, September 15, 2008

Quick update

just a few quick things. No photos for now as hostel comps are crap and net cafe wanted to see my passport. So it's update by iPod. Leaving shanghai today for Xian. Shanghai is cool but it's just another big city. Interesting contrast of oldand new on opposite sides of the huangpu river. One side is old wall street style columned buildings and the other is dozens of skyscrapers including the tallest in china. Lots of beggars and street hawkers here, which is a major difference from Beijing.

Overnight train to Xian tonight. That's him to the terracotta army. Google it if you don't know what that is as iPod can't copy and paste links. May ormay not stay in Xian. It's a city of several million and I'm ready to get to the smaller cities and towns and rural areas. So it may be 48 hours before I have net access or a real bed, tho the train isn't so bad. So when you next hear from me I'll either be in Xian or Chengdu in the Sichuan province. And I'll get some photos up soon thereafter.

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