Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Cool time out in Xi'an China

So hot my cap was crispy outside, damp inside. Shades dripped sweat.

There's only so much walkabouts in the heat that one can tolerate. When we spied this, I almost thought it a mirage. Not memorably sweet but real juicy. Pity the watermelon was not iced (better if it comes with a block of ice to sit on) but just look at that chopper. Cool huh.

Where to hide, where to hide when the sun doesn't seemed exhausted at all though it was tolling since 6am! Yessiirrreee, that star burns like no tomorrow from dawn till dusk during summer in the good 'ol Middle Kingdom. Everyday. When smiley weather person on the morning news predicts 34-36 degrees celcius, it's considered a cool day. (-_-)"

Unoriginal, uninteresting. But with air-conditioner at full blast, we gladly colonised a 1+1+1 settee here for hours on alternate days. Thank the Power-That-Be for franchises.

We were in Xi'an for 5D4N. Too long a stay for non-history (should it be historic? Historical?) buffs. Guilty. We were there mainly just to see the touristy Warriors. No doubt we went around other sites of interest but the punishing weather made the hours quite laborious. 3D2N would had been adequate. However, the extra days were unavoidable for we wanted to grab a much cheaper flight to Beijing.

Settees were set free dinner time - sunset. A cool 4 hours respite with great company, now that's a holiday.


CUMI & CIKI said...

love the last shot.. looks so grand!

Tummythoz said...

TQ kind 'ol cumi & ciki. Got so many shots to choose from since been passing there at various hours of everyday!

Little Inbox said...

wow, such a hot weather!

J2Kfm said...

indeed, scary parang there.
so smoothly sliced watermelons. cool respite from the heat indeed.

Selba said...

Interesting to see the starbuck coffee!

34 - 36 degrees celcius? Guess what? Jakarta has been very darn hot these days!!! I think around 35 degrees celcius!!!

Oh btw, if you come to jakarta again, don't forget to visit Central Park, the new mall beside mal TA, you must take picture of the toilet! It's so beautiful - the interior, decoration, lighting and also everything is "high-tech" inside it :D

Tummythoz said...

Little Inbox, baking degrees.

J2Kfm, not 1 stall. ALL watermelon stalls we saw used this size sword!

Selba, it's real hot in the mornings over here in KL too but rains towards evening. Crazy weather.

*wink* looking fwd to see that toilet.

backStreetGluttons said...

8 of us were here and we enjoyed running up the steps of the immortal Emperor's hidden tomb. So that we could be refreshed for the backstreet german-chinese beer later on.Sadly we were 1/2 knocked out early while watching the "famous" drunken warrior show at night, and the other 1/2 cannot remember. The few thousand not moving stone statutes we saw in the day were ugly & the place temperature hot - what was the fuss really ?

jason said...

Such a cool Starbucks facade (it looked like gonna tumble anytime soon) :p

Tummythoz said...

*hi5* backStreetGluttons! Yalor. What's d fuss indeed. =P

jason, dono what's the theme but as long as its air-conditioners blasted cool & strong, doubt we'll notice even if there's debris falling off!

mimid3vils said...

very special Starbucks building!~~

Tummythoz said...

mimid3vils, it sure stands out among the surrounding buildings.

Lil' Monsters, Inc. said...

Who's that girl standing out there in the 1st pic, haha! Love that Starbucks shots.

Tummythoz said...

Lil'Monsters, Inc, she was trying to burn off fats naturally.

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