We woke up in our orchard, rolled out onto a busy road and pedalled as fast towards Xi’an as possible, stopping only once [ED: other than a few breakfasts] for noodles (what restraint) in a restaurant where a group of boozed up Chinese made us buy beers before rolling out,
rather befuddled. Hopefully they didn’t get back in their cars, but you never know… We hit the road again, making it into the centre of Xi’an in the middle of the afternoon, and checking into our sweet new hostel, Han Tang Inn. Ping pong table, sauna, wifi…paradise. A prolonged internet binge ensued, followed by a street food binge, and moderate sleep deprivation (so exciting to be in a place where there’s something to do after the sun goes down!). Good times.