Xi’an in December

Xi'an in December 2014

Our Honeymoon Part I
Country: China
City: Xi’an

Back in December 2014, we went on our honeymoon. It was my husband’s first trip China! Our first stop was Beijing, which you can read about here.

Our second stop along our journey as newlyweds brought us to the bustling city of Xi’an. The weather was cold, but not as cold as it was Beijing. 

Our itinerary prior to visiting:

Screenshot of Xian Itinerary

Prior to this trip, I had never been there before. So, I did not know what to expect. We ended up staying at the Hilton Xian, which came with a breakfast buffet. Overall, it was a nice stay. 

Cost for one night: $148.70.

Terracotta Warriors

The main reason I had wanted to visit Xi’an was to see the Terracotta Warriors, which was outside of the main city. We ended up finding a shuttle to see the attraction. Here are some of the things we saw along the way.

After purchasing our tickets from the office, we soon realized we would be seeing a lot of statues that afternoon. Indeed we did. It was as if we were seeing warriors and horses over and over again. Although it was interesting to see the different exhibits, we couldn’t help but ponder if this type of visit was our cup of tea.  We’re not huge history buffs or anything. And just seeing a few made me realize that it was more than enough.

The Journey Back

We had to find a way back to the hotel that evening, so we just listened to the ladies calling us back to the city. We took a shuttle and ended up staying in that evening because we were too tired to explore. Our hotel overlooked the city wall, so we felt as though we didn’t need to actually visit it.

Could not think of a more wonderful way to relax than to soak in the hotel’s wonderful tub! 

More to come on our honeymoon in China! Next stop: Luoyang.

Conclusions & New Beginnings

Happy New Year!

Ah, it’s already 2015!!!  In the New England region, we have experienced our first “Blizzard” of the year on Tuesday.

Some photos from China and Hawaii:

It has already been one month since we returned from our honeymoon in China and Hawaii, and it is very hard to put into words how meaningful these past few months have been for us.  It has given us the chance to experience so much. So we are now in the process of settling down into reality, and I am also sorting through all of our photos to create some memorable tangible scrapbooks to capture our journey on paper. We are fortunate enough to have had the time to reboot and reassess our priorities in life, and we are blessed to have such a supportive group of family and friends.

Random thought: Made homemade pizza the other day! Doesn’t it look tasty?


Back to the real world now 🙂 Onto planning the next trip: Milan for the 2015 World Expo