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... kids are SO incredibly cute! We also visited Holly's school, presented all of her materials and made a solid connection in her absence. Holly, it was a beautiful exchange; you have some very lovely children who shared their gifts for your classroom and school.
After we visited our sister schools, we went to the Xi'an Arts Vocational School. This is a school for the performing arts. This was like living the ...
... it sat on the lap. There was something that looked like a clarinet in that it was black and silver but it pointed upwards from the mouth piece whilst the player held it in two hands with the fingers splayed across the base. The final instrument was basically just a xylophone. This being the bell tower there were also some bells. Lots of them. Of all tones and timbres. All of the tunes they played lacked a noticeable tune, apart from the last one; Auld Lang Syne. ...
... are loud. Westerners are still enough of a rarity that we are starred at. I think they stare at Terry for her weird fashion sense. Chinese love sweets and fruit. You see them walking down the street eating watermelon on a stick or ice cream. The streets are clean as they have a lot of street sweepers walking around picking up. I have not seen the little children here publicly urinating on the sidewalk as I did in Beijing. Xi'an seems to be a friendlier place than ...
... mall in the world, just full of shops selling clothes for skinny people at highly inflated prices.
I was flagging in the heat and needed a rest so when we came out of the underpass we were right in front of Starbucks. It was a great place to stop and rest for a while before hitting the Muslim markets again. More shopping and then I waited for Todd while he went and looked around the Grand Mosque. I was just sitting, waiting and I spied a really good little ...
... to open the city gates.
Some of our group decided to try one of Xi'an's best restaurants and sample a local delicacy--mutton stew. It is a bowl of fragrant broth, tender mutton, noodles, herbs and a pita-type bread which soaks up the deliciousness. It's not to be missed on your next visit to Xi'an. 11 out of 11 Baltimore travelers give it two thumbs up! (Ms. Flynn says get the beef. There's one in every crowd... :))