- Trip was as good as I'd hoped with a good mix of sight seeing and walking. Xi'an is well worth visiting; the terracotta army lived up to expectations but the city has lots more to see and is easier to manage than Beijing. The walks on the Wall differed widely ... some very short days but a couple of tougher ones. All in amazing scenery though. I was lucky with the weather, I think some of the walks would be difficult on hot days.
I'd recommend a case with wheels rather than a kitbag as some of the hotels and transfers involved a fair amount of lugging bags about. And although the food was very good - everyone says it won't be like Chinese food at home but if you ever eat in places like Chinatown it actually will be - there are fairly limited concessions to Western tourists and if you can't use chopsticks you'll need to learn quickly.
Published on: 20 April 2017