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A Field Trip To the Pagoda
Today we visited the Great Goose Pagoda. Even though most of
the group has already been there today was a new experience. Today we got to go
close to the Pagoda. Around the pagoda there are many places with Buddhists
influence. In these buildings there are places for prayer and worship. There
were many beautiful statues of all of the gods. There was even a room full of
mini golden statues. There were also monks ...
... we had seen over the last few days, a few people were tired by this point and we caught one of them asleep in a chair (and of course we photographed it) haha After the museum the highlight of the day was riding around the Xi'an ancient city wall, this was amazing to see the new and old side of the wall. In total 13.74km. Great fun!! It was definitely an ancient wall though as it was a bit ...
... it didn't end up in the bin. We had heard about mutton broth with bread, unfortunately the restaurant we chose no one spoke english so we all had our mobile phone with google translate trying to explain how to prepare it.at one stage there were about 5 people all trying to show us how to prepare it, I think we got wrong cause it was pretty uninspiring so we treated our selves to another bowl of the fried potatoes and then off for an early ...
... and met the lady who had cooked for us. One lady cooking for 15 people, what an absolute hero! We took our seats at the table and saw sticky notes all over the wall which on closer inspection were thank you notes from the other groups who had ate there praising the food as well as pictures of them all. The bar was set high. The food did not disappoint. There was so much and to be cooked by a single lady was such a good effort! Once again a usual selection of lots of meat, rice ...
... with several items, the cancers dressed in elaborate costumes with head decoration. And there were acrobats performing in one item, all dressed in leather vests in the style of the terracotta warriors. The dumpling dinner was great. They all came in steamers and had a variety of fillings and shapes. Some were shaped like ducks, fish with peas for eyes, lotus flowers etc We had a drink with Jill and Al in their room which overlooks the city ...