Grand Mercure Xian On Renmin Square
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Mercure Xian On Renmin Square Xi'an
The hotel is very comfortable, and has a good buffet. breakfast. The staff was friendly. and helpful. Evidently the steam from morning showers set off the fire alarm. The staff came to our room thinking we were showering! They promptly adjusted the sprinkler.
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Our flight to Xi'an didn't leave until 2:35 so Judy, Jen and I had a leisurely time packing in the morning and met at the check-in counter at 12:30. The flight to Xian takes two and a half hours. We left Hong Kong in cloud cover and the sky was just blanketed in clouds all the way. Finally about 10 minutes before we touched down the plane broke …
We'd arranged with Jerry, the taxi driver, to pick us up at 9:30 for a day of sightseeing. Sure enough he was there waiting for us outside the square, taxi all spic and span, ready to go.
Our first stop was Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda was built in 652 to house the Buddhist treasures brought back by some eminent personage who's name …
Our hotel came with no breakfast so we'd luckily packed a few odds and ends to eat before we left for the day. Between the three of us we ended up with quite a nice smorgasbord of breakfast eats. We bought some yoghurt in the markets the night before and that added to the flavour of the muesli greatly. Some nice dried tomatoes from the market were …
... Beijing airport, a 2 hour flight to Xi'an, and a 1 hour bus ride led us to Tie Yi school where we were greeted by joyous families bearing beautiful bouquets of all colors and types. One bouquet was full of tiny white bears! We had to wait quite awhile for the bus carrying our luggage to arrive but when it did, we all were glad ...