For Me It Was the Meat on a Stick. And Handmade Noodles

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Xian was a true highlight of the trip.

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Not just because I got to see the Terracotta Warriors with my own eyes, but because of the cultures bubbling together in one city.

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Ancient Chinese walls built by dynasties, minority people groups, Muslims, tourists; Xian was an interesting mix.

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(An ancient city wall modified for modern transportation options, with industry looming over the walls and providing that “industrial glow”.)

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I’m certain one reason why it features so prominently in my mind is because of a single meal.

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One evening we wandered down this narrow street in the Muslim quarter, looking for something to eat.

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It was cold.

We were hungry.

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So we ducked into a storefront restaurant with plastic table clothes and a few other diners.

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After one brother took our order, another brother proceeded to make the noodles for our meals. From scratch. Right there on the street.

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And lo, it was good.

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And lo, the halal kebabs they grilled next to the boiling pasta were amazing.

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On sticks.

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Bellies full, we were ready for the next day’s adventure to see the warriors.

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