Xi'An Polytechnic University Guest House
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... shirt on... Except me who stands out with my Popeye red t-shirt...feel like the 'old sore thumb.
So this has the feel of being back in time, a flight devoid of personality, and forget about me being playful with anyone or cracking a joke... Just doesn't feel appropriate. Well, I'm just writing down my thoughts, probably/possibly will be very different when I actually experience the people of China... But as a first impression, this seems ...
CM was feeling a little better today, so we thought we'd try to see the terracotta warriors. We caught the 611 bus at the hotel and rode to the train station. From there, we caught the 306 bus. We weren't sure where to get off. When we arrived at our destination, it just looked like a bunch of shops, so we and some European tourists behind us did not get off. However, the rest of the bus emptied out, and the ...
... of dumpling we sampled 18. Some looked like ducks, cabbages, pandas and chicken wings. Finished off with a traditional tub of chocolate icecream. A great way to end the day Our ride home was waiting for us in the carpark and we have been delivered safely home without any near misses or mail biting on coming traffic! Tomorrow I'm going to change hostels to my original choice (I only stayed here as it was easier to be together) and get a massage I think, might go to the museum ...
... and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China. They are truly a remarkable site. The whole area is full of caves (Grottoes) with many Buddhist statues in them. In one grotto alone there are over 10,000 buddha carvings. Different statues were created for different people and for different reasons. The tallest of the statues stands 14 metres tall. It was definitely a remarkable afternoon.
Thankfully we didn’t have to ...
... and only one person working. Not a Chinese hostel with a FTE of 40.
There were only two real highlights to Xi'an, in my eyes. The Wall and the Muslin quarter.
Lauren and I entered the wall and hired bicycles for 100 minutes. Every minute over your time allocation was a 50p (5yn) fine. Someone I met in Beijing said it took about an hour and a half to cycle the wall so we set off at a steady pace. The ...
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