Xi’an

Locals and visitors feel Xi’an garbage cans to be “a little much”

Excessive cleanliness has erupted on a garden path from the Bell Tower of Xi’an to a shopping district as 10 identical trash bins appeared on a single 50-meter (164ft) stretch.

This act of unusual urban planning has left residents such as one Ms. Wu to exclaim: “A trash can for every freakin’ bench! What luxury!”

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Station in China reminds us to kindly “wait outside a noodle”

In an effort to make facilities foreigner-friendly or simply to enhance the style of an advertisement Asian governments and businesses will often add English translations. However, many don’t feel it’s worth the effort to do a proper translation and simply rely on automatic ones. The results are often sure to put a smile on the face of English speakers in the rest of the world.

Now, Xi’an North Station has put another feather in the cap of gloriously wrong translations…and this time they called it macaroni.

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Heavily Damaged Bridge on the Verge of Total Collapse, Residents Use Daily

This bridge located in Xi’an, China connects the villages of Huang and Xuejia.  Completed in 1983, it proved to be an essential tool for the economic well-being of each village by facilitating local trade.

However, water erosion caused two major collapses in 2008 and 2010 left it in the state you see now.  So far, attempts by local officials to repair the bridge have been unsuccessful, leaving residents with little choice but to roll the dice and tread carefully across the thin strip of concrete still spanning the river.

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