Due to a combination of jet-lag, our hotel’s blackout windows, and the fact that we’d been out until four-thirty the night prior, we woke up around two in the afternoon. We had no real plans for the day other than to see Xi’an ancient city wall. The wall surrounds the inner city and is a popular destination for tourists, locals, and tech billionaires alike.
We entered the wall at the South Gate and rented a couple of bikes once we were on top. Biking at a leisurely pace, we made it around the wall’s ten-mile perimeter in a little under and hour and a half.
We turned the bikes in at the South Gate and decided to keep walking along the wall to the West Gate as the sun set. We met Hanchi for dinner at a restaurant near his home and then met his family as the final pre-wedding preparations were being made.