Hotel Karson Xi'An Wannian Road
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... tasted foods from crispy scorpions to rose-flavored biscuits! It was also exciting to try Biang Biang, a local noodle with an extensive historical background. As with any adventure, there were a few bumps in the road. Our bus was backed up for maybe an hour in total during the drive home! Regardless, everyone seemed to have had a great time.
Upon pulling into the dusty lot mass confusion broke out among ...
... dignitaries from all over the world. It’s a lovely old place and must not be missed on a visit to China.
The Shanxi History Museum in Xi’an was a lovely large complex with some very old pieces dating back to 239 AD and the usual museum relics, but the garden is delightful for lunching. The day we went to the museum was a public holiday, so inside became a warm soup of humanity and a patient wait to see the displays. .
... our hostel. We found that this was easily achieved by playing a game of "find and follow the white guys!". Once there and having paid for our entrance fee and the services of a guide we would have to devour a lunch fit for Emperor Qin himself to prevent us from beating the tour price. Great success! Our guide, who called herself Libby (not sure if that's a traditional Chinese name?), spoke English well enough to deal with Helen's indefatigable curiosity, but far too quickly to ...
... army museum is at the gift shop. The first of the soldiers were discovered in 1974 by three local farmers who were digging a well. Forty years later, one of those very farmers spends his days in the terracotta army museum gift shop, happily signing informative books and posing for photos with the thousands of tourists who pass through the museum. Nice work if you can get it!
We flew into Chengdu and arrived at our hotel at about 8.20 last night as our plane was delayed by 1 hour. Chengdu is an industrial city with a mere 12 million people. The city sits within a circle of mountain ranges which we haven't spotted in the 24 hour period that we have been here due to the smog that gets trapped in side the crater. Needless to say it is not a very pretty city and we are all glad that we only have the one night here. ...