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... bell and drum towers and stroll around the local Muslim street market with its aromatic and exotic foods (try deep-fried squid on a stick!).
Then I exhaustedly said goodbye to Kathy, and Mr Jung our faithful driver delivered me to the airport.
More tomorrow if I can stir from my bed.
Today we took a tour. The first place that we stopped was the Banpo Village. This was a village discovered near the yellow river and the houses were built partly underground. Our guide Layla explained all. We walked round the museum that was really interesting. Next stop at the Terracotta Army. We had lunch that was lovely. A whole selection of various different dishes. ...
... my heart is a wireless station. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage, and power you are young.
When your spirit is covered with the snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism then you have grown old even at the age of 20. But as long as you catch waves of optimism, then there is hope you may die young at the age of 80."
And so ends my reflections on China. The greatest risk one can take is not stepping out the ...
... of the village children introduced themselves in English saying their names, ages, and their favorite color. They did some performances for us, then one of the brothers of one of our tour members played a drum the school had in their courtyard, and some of our other girls did a gymnastics demonstration.
We were encouraged to bring small gifts for 25 children - so we had ordered some small packets of jellybeans and some candy ...
... indoors and so it didn't matter that the weather was awful outside. By the time we got back to the hostel, we just had time to shower and change and then head out again for dinner. Xi'an has two large towers in the centre both of which are beautiful buildings that are lit up at night (see photos). We then cruised over to a busy area of downtown known as the Muslim Quarter where hundreds of people cram down a very colourful street lined ...