YMCA Holiday Hotel Xi'an
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The Tower itself was ornately decorated but sparsely described. At 10.30 there was a performance of ancient Chinese instruments by musicians in traditional dress. They were introduced by an attendant but in Chinese so we had no idea what they were playing. There was a harp-like instrument that was plucked with the fingers but it was laid across the lap instead of standing upright. There was a violin-like instrument that had only one string and again was ...
... Turned out it was a protester that had made a home-made bomb and set it off. Not to worry, no body was hurt and it was just the one protester. We were all a little shaken up but there were no delays and we were on our plane in no time. We arrived at our hotel in Xi'an still trying to get our heads around what had happened but in no time we started to feel the effects of jet lag and decided to turn in before we headed off into the city the next day.
... famous relics are the Terracotta Soldiers which we wil see tomorrow. Next we visited the Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist Monk Monastery. We then toured the City Wall, the most complete City wall in China. It extends for 14 Kim's around the centre of X'ian, is 12 metres high and about 14 metres across. We were fortunate enough to see actor soldiers in period costume marching along the Wall We then went to dinner in a fabulous restaurant - a Hugh Buffett ...
... very beautiful, and we had a very good guide lady who showed us around. Unfortunately we didn’t really have time to take photos, as we had to have dinner and get to the train station before the train, but I did buy a painting with my Chinese name on it. Apparently the paper that the lady wrote it on is blessed and will bring me good luck. I don’t know about that, but it was only 50 yuan, and she had been a good tour guide, so I didn’t mind too much ...
The flight was quite comfortable actually, the plane was fairly new and the messages were given both in Chinese and English, we arrived in Xi'an around 5pm. Instead of looking for a taxi I booked a shuttle van at the airport for 200 Yuan (I know I didn't learn the lesson in Beijing)
50 minutes later we arrived at the Days inn hotel, our ...