The Brotman-Schwartz family's adventures during their year in Xi'an, China.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Winter in Xi'an
Just wanted to throw in some great winter pictures.An unusual snowy season for Xi’an – been snowing flat out for almost 8 days with no end in sight.With little snow removal equipment the streets are crazy and we try to travel as little as possible – kind of nice for us actually.Taxis are hard to come by.Problem is that people in Xi’an continue to drive as if there’s no snow – don’t pay attention to pedestrians, drive unbelievably close to other cars, bicycles, buses.Many tires are bald, and a few people have put chains on their wheels.But there’s still bicycles, mopeds, and a variety of other vehicles on the roads, sidewalks, or wherever they can pass.We have seen several accidents, mostly fender benders, but could have been avoided if people would slow down a bit and stop. Have included pictures of our now unusable ping pong tables, a night shot in front of the Wild Goose Pagoda that was taken just after we went out for Tal's birthday at a local Italian restaurant, and a Chinese snowwoman.