Grand Soluxe International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Xi'An
They sure take care of you on this tour. We arrived at the airport, our luggage had already been checked in and we had boarding passes handed to us so through security in a flash. Uneventful flight but a meal served - mind you it was rice with some scrambled egg, corn and peas in it and some fruit.
At the …
Retroactively filling this one in. Xi'an was incredible, the street food in the Muslim quarter being a real highlight. Ate loads of things I can't name but they were all delicious. Had to buy another top as I had underestimated the heat. Went out of the city to see the terracotta warriors, which was amazing despite being quite hot and crowded. ...
... part of the market was mainly food stalls selling traditional Chinese food like dumplings and pigs feet as well as various other types of meat on skewers. As we were walking down the food stall section there was a large crowd gathering taking photos of a load of food being gathered for which looked like a party... it was here we believe we both saw a whole dog, skinned and ready for cooking. It was even complete with a bow around it's neck and it was headless.
After a massive wait to get to a taxi at the station, get get to the Tian Rui 'Business' hotel in Xi'an, which is a nice little place after you've passed the first 'lobby' and wee smelling lift - nice rooms and good location.
Louis took us all for a Chinese lunch, which again consisted of mass amounts of rice, a chicken/ chilli/ peanut type dish, sweet & sour pork, cabbage in vinegar (or similar) etc etc. The food is nice when you find a dish you like, but ...
The train to Xi'an was not as bad as I had expected. We woke up and went down to the food cart to grab some juice and watch the landscape go by. The cities we passed were so broken down that they looked deserted, just until you saw a single person in a garden or a lone truck on the dirt roads. I just couldn’t believe that there were people living there, it was crazy.
When we got to Xi’an, we were ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Soluxe International Hotel Xi'an
The Hotel was immaculate. Very clean and furnished to a high standard. The rooms were amazing. Large flat screen TV, really comfortable beds and pillows. The staff were very helpful and the bell boy was worth his weight in gold for the local info he gave us. Definitely recommend
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