It took us almost 13 hours in the nighttrain to get from Beijing to Xian. This city is supposed to be one of the oldest cities in China. We did a bikeride on the city wall and strolled around the old city.
From Xian we went to the Terracotta army, an enormous collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The statues were buried with the Emperor to protect him in the afterlife. In the evening we had some drinks and socialized with Chinese people in the Xian bar district.