Crystal Island Hotel

No.38 Fenghui South Road, West High-tech Zone, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710075, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Xi'an

Why Even Big Cities In China Can Feel Remote

A travel blog entry by flyfresno

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... 2-3 RNB, or 30-50 cents. Machines sell these tickets, and have instructions in English. This seems easy enough, until you realize that 90%25 of the machines only take coins. Chinese money comes mostly in paper form, and 1 RNB coins are almost never used (they about as rare as dollar coins). In fact, the only place I have found them is at information booths inside of subway stations. So, you’ll have to queue up with 30 other people at one of these ...

Fashionably out of place

A travel blog entry by ctegtmeier

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... About an hour and half long of Chinese ladies (and some men) strutting around in ridiculous outfits. Most of the outfits were unrealistic even for Chinese standards but that made it more entertaining. We had a big group of foreigners there, maybe 8 of us for a couple different countries so the banter of the legitimacy of the outfits was interesting as many of the Europeans fought for the legitimacy of capri pants on men.

The ...

Dealing with Blood, Statues and People!

A travel blog entry by ek1232

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... at statues outside of the store, I asked the seller how much the statue costs—but then the woman just pulled me inside and I saw more of her statues. There was one statue that had yellow shoulder pads- unique from the others. Yellow is usually the color of the emperor and designates royal status. I really had no idea how I would price this statue so I started with a rough ideal in mind of 40-60 RMB. The woman then got out a calculator and typed in ...

Beijing, Shanghai & Xi'an

A travel blog entry by jennifer.boyes

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A whistlestop blog entry brought to you by Starbucks wi-fi.

Beijing is the political capital of China, and where we joined our tour. We are with a Dutch-Australian couple (Saskia & Renon), an English teacher (Andy), and two Dutch boys (Jeroen & Tommy) - plus our tour guide Charlie. We saw:

  • The Great Wall. Built in 221BC by the first emporer Qin, who unified China. Builders would write their name on ...

Beijing to Xi'an

A travel blog entry by clay_weston

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... t make for good site seeing. Absolutely tens of thousands of people there. We also got the run down on a tea ceremony, Merin purchased a traditional tea pot as well as some teas's. Somewhere in there we managed to have lunch at a restaurant which was originally constructed by the French to use as their post office, a bit run down but the food was great, and of course a good helping of ...

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