Holiday Inn Xi'an Greenland Century City
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... wide enough for one and a half cars but with cars heading in both directions. After this experience I welcome the traffic in Xian. At any given time I was ready for gravity to take over and have an infamous end to my stay in China. But in between my concealed panic attacks I saw horizons that were beyond description.
My father was a geologist though cancer took him from my life very early. It was really surreal when through a translator (Tian ...
... so no wells had ever been dug there. But following a very long drought, he was persuaded to dig there, and started to discover bits of clay pottery as he dug deep down. And so the Army was discovered, slowly and painstakingly, and more sites are being uncovered still.
There are 3 big halls, each displaying different aspects of the Army. The main pit in the biggest hall is an amazing spectacle. You look down on to them from a balcony running right round the ...
... train on hard seats. In China there are a few choices when booking train tickets: first class 2 bed cabin, soft sleeper 4 bed cabin, hard sleeper stacked 3 high down the length of the carriage, hard seats like a passenger train and standing. We hadn't realised that Xian trains needed to be booked 2 weeks in advance, so we were lumped with the hard seats as the only way to get there. 10 hours of overnight travel on seats squeezed in between ...
... face is often a topic of conversation for those around me. Little kids specifically like to hold their fingers up to the eyes in the shape of a circle and make small remarks. I am not exactly sure if this is racist but I personally find the gesture as a sign of endearment.
Anyway, everyday I see acts of “saving face” that I consider ridiculous, though to the Chinese people I am around, this is norm. This could be just ...
... really that we couldn’t find it! We eventually entered the Mosque and it was really peaceful. It was basically a prayer hall in a Chinese garden and until the German tour came in with a megaphone it was really quiet and pretty. By this point Geoff looked like he was going to vomit when the accumulation of his different foods and his banana milkshake got too much. It was until we left the Mosque and he bought a bright orange North Face rucksack did he perk ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Xi'an Greenland Century City
Nive hotel, staff are friendly. Downside is that there is nothing around the hotel except for a few blocks of office building. We have to grab a taxi for food
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