Beijing- Train to Xi'an

Feb 26th, 2011, 02:26 PM
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Beijing- Train to Xi'an

Can anyone recommend some good food to bring on the overnight train? I know i can go to the grocery store and get some instant noodles. Any other suggestions?
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Feb 26th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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ham...its well cured and does not need a fridge.... cheese...

apples... cookies.... chocolate candy.... bottled water...
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Feb 26th, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Wander the aisles of a supermarket.

Fruit - oranges, apples, bananas. Crackers and/or cookies. Sliced cheese (excellent when combined with the apples).

Honestly the train left late enough in the evening that I wasn't awake and hungry for very long and pretty much just had a couple snacks and went to bed.

Definitely take bottled water. There is a hot tap near the bathrooms to make a bucket of instant noodles, but that's it. You can probably buy water from the snacks cart but it's easier to just have what you'll need.
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Feb 27th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Thanks guys!
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Feb 27th, 2011, 04:44 PM
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All the above are great suggestions with the bowl of noodles being the best. Wake up early and look out the window 1 1/2 hours before arriving into X'ian. You will see lots of people living in caves and other interesting sights of life in the Chinese countryside.

I did a trip report on the ride a couple of years back if you are interested:

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Mar 1st, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Hawaiintraveler: good trip report. My fav food is Chinese so I hope it goes well with beer and tea b/c I am not paying those prices for wine!
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