Empark Grand Hotel
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... s tatoos, covered up but still visible. I have always loved dance (and dancing); these dancers were the perfection of fluidity, grace in motion. The music was not at all like the Chinese Opera; it was lovely and lyrical, an auditory feast. Totally sated with fine foods, satisfying and delightful cultural historic performances and incredible works of art, plus newfound friends, this day and this evening showed us some of the joys in life, living in Xi'an.
... are not nearly as many people (obviously) and my life is fairly similar to America. I eat dinner, relax and then sleep. Sometimes, depending on the amount of homework my student has, we'll go out for dinner or see a movie. But overall, my Chinese home life is pretty much the same as my American home life, just with a lot more noodles.
Our first morning class was calligraphy, but we actually learned how to ...
... so far. One of the interesting things is that each warrior has an individual face - some smiling, some serious, different facial hair, different builds (some skinny, some with paunches). They figure they wer actually based on the real army. One sad thing is that when they were unearthed, they were all painted in quite bright colours, but exposing them to the air has meant the colours have gone. THe pictures in the catalogue show what they looked like. ...
... here cause when it's so busy it's just not worth it. Early in the morning there are heaps of people doing interesting stuff. I rode through a park where people were just randomly yelling their lungs out. I thought perhaps this was some Chinese superstition about ghosts or luck for some reason and so opened my lungs right up a couple of times, even taking a photo during one of my passes. There was a choir signing that I listened to for a while lots ...
... night. Yeah, we weren’t going to wait four hours to buy a ticket for a train, so we flagged down a taxi to take us instead. That car ride must have been one of the most terrifying experiences I have ever had. The road was getting darker, steeper, and much curvier, while the driver was increasingly getting faster and faster. But we made it to the mountain top galleria and observation deck in fifteen minutes. We took many photos of the gorgeous Hong Kong ...