Kempinski Hotel Xi'an
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My university here in Xi'an is renown specifically for its' textile and fashion design program. There are a variety of majors and courses that revolve around the creation of clothes. Everything from an actual "modeling" major, to the chemistry of creating color dyes for fabrics. This …
... to get the sacred Buddhist scrolls, but because the demons are out to get him, he is protected by the Monkey king, the Pig, and the River Ogre. According the legend, they bring the scrolls back to the Big Goose Pagoda during the Tang Dynasty. It's really pretty - 7 stories high, it's a great place to see Xi'an from above. The park surrounding the Pagoda is also really, really nice, with fountains for kids and historic statues.
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... it seems to some of the ambassadors/teachers that because of the "petiteness" or however to explain an average Asian's build, constitutes a great deal of their ability to pull off this style. The American Sport jocks styles aren't very popular over in China as no one seems to wear athletic shorts or sweatpants the way they do back in the States. In fact, I don't think I've really seen someone have the Sports jock style outside of our groups. The look is more refined. But ...
... money well-spent.
Since 7am Sunday morning fireworks had been going off non-stop, and the evening saw that ramped up by about x100. Walking home from school at 7pm I couldn't decide if the city sounded like it was boiling, or a war-zone. There were some VERY loud explosions that are all noise and no visual, thousands & thousands (literally) of crackers going off, big, beautiful fireworks, ...
... took us back to the train station and told us where to catch the bus back to the Drum tower. He said that it was cheaper for us to pay 1 yuan than he pay a heap in petrol. The traffic is pretty bad inside the walled city so I can understand his reasoning. They never do what they promise at the beginning. There is always a catch and sometimes it is wanting more money but at least he didn't ask for more.
I got off at the Drum Tower and Morgan went off to explore the Wall. ...
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