After the warriors we took a group bike ride around the city walls of Xi-an. The wall is 600 years old and is the only surviving city wall in China that is complete, in tact and has not been destroyed by war.
He‘s me attempting unsuccessfully to show off.
The Danish lads opted for a less comfortable but more hilarious vehicle. I've been getting on really well with Sorren and Espen. Could it be that Danish kids are more intellegent and atriculate than British kids as we seem to share a lot of common interets? It probably more likely that I still have the mentality of a 20 year old which is why its been easy to get on.
Later we found time to take in a water fountain light show at the site of the Giant Goose Pagoda, which was vibrant, colourful and just a little bit Vegas.
The Pagoda itself was beautiful and looked really lovely at night. Here are Andy and Cara who I’ve been spending a lot of quality time with since the beginning of the China tour. I think they have inadvertently and unwittingly adopted me as the token single travelling guy charity case. Both are from the Isle of Man , despite this they have been great fun and we‘re shared most of the highlights (of which there have been many).
Throughout the trip I seem to have been quite a hit amongst the Chinese gay community. I was approached on a boat and guy asked for my number and another incident whereby a guy whom I can only describe as the Chinese version of Don Johnston sat next to me on a bus and stared at me longingly. He then proceeded to take a little snooze on my shoulder.
Thankfully I was able to re-establish my heterosexuality within the group later in the bar.
Next stop….. Shanghai!