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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... students with their English work, going to school was anything but boring. I think our group is very fortunate to have made such good friends with so many students, including non-international kids! I think some of the best times at school were when students would come into our room and stay with us. Whether it was playing cards, going to get smoothies, or regularly skipping class to hang out with us, I think the bonds we created with everyone are unbreakable.
... night we went to see the Muslim quarter which is actually just a really interesting street with lots of shopping stalls. They were also selling street food but I found it odd to see them selling pigs trotters given that Muslims don't eat pork!? Our tour guide tested our patience again as she practically ran through the market so no time for shopping and she seemed annoyed when we stopped to take photos! I'm popping back today to ...
... had to leave us as well for business in another province.
Hui is an excellent driver. He was able to navigate the very crazy Xi’an traffic like a professional Nascar driver. I was really amazed at how well he handled such a large vehicle as the Ford E350 Superduty. Aside from how long it was it was also very tall so we had to watch out for any low hanging signs. Hui drove us over to the old city wall and we found a place to park. This ...
... authentic Chinese food, I couldn't help but get a craving for good old fashioned American style General Tso's Chicken. And I couldn't find it. Very disappointing. Xi'an is also the jumping off point for visits to the Terracotta Army, thousands of life-sized statues guarding the tomb of the first emperor of a unified China, Qin Shi Huang. As it's only an hour drive, there are plenty of buses running all day long, so you just go to the bus station and ...
... thought even if we haven't quite opened our eyes. At this point in the blog I'm hovering very close to sounding like a whopper and I wish at all times to avoid this so I'll summarise by saying that it's very interesting to see how people live in other countries, especially those so different to Britain.
Finally, and arguably most importantly, travelling allows one time to simply enjoy the little things in life. Forget ...