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Travel Blogs from Xianyang
... one expect to see at the top school in China. Currently I feel more like a a traveling salesman than an English teacher. As I write this, I am sitting in the private school van with the driver/handyman, Mr Lou and one of the management staff, Ashley ( I'm not sure what her job is but she shouts a lot and all the Chinese are intimidated by her-so I suppose she is important). She is leaning over the front seat asking me if anyone has told me anything about where we ...
... the Buddhist scriptures were brought when the Silk Road was in it’s heyday. Evidently some very learned and religious Chinese person went to India, learned the language, translated all of the Buddhist scriptures, came back to China and stored the scriptures here in a Pagoda which looks very much like the stuppas in India. (He left scriptures in many places, but this one Pagoda houses some very significant ones.) People leave all sorts of prayers for ...
... with our guide as we sat in complete ignorance of what they were saying. Hopefully, Abby will get her phone back.
Then we continued to tour the other two pits which Abby graciously did. She also had a good attitude throughout the whole ordeal even as Joseph and I found humor in her hurtling her phone at the terra cotta warriors.
What an exciting visit to an amazing world heritage site!!!!
... at least not yet. I longed for the open and fresh air of our farmhouse where you can still see the blue skies.
Xi’an City Wall
Upon arriving in Xi’an, we took the bus from the airport. The signage for cabs was not clearly marked and we were pestered by an individual at the airport who told us he had a taxi that could take us to our hotel. Being a bit cautious we declined the offer and thought we were safer taking the ...
... still sleeping does not exist! Not the best train journey but at least we got some sleet.
We chilled the first day in Xian then tried to catch up on some sleep – we had booked a 4 bed dorm as it was half the price of a room in a bid to save some cash – we didn't sleep much again due to other peoples inconsiderateness so we promptly booked a private room for the next night haha at least we tried them haha