Kempinski Hotel Xi'an
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
My day concluded with my host’s grandparents joining us for hot pot and my grandfather playing a bit of the erhu, an instrument he had learned when he was younger. Though there was a communication error between the three of us, our conversations involved a lot of
laughing and smiling.
I always think Wednesdays are very fun here in China. The classes are ...
... make that a baby elephant on stilts, trying to go to the loo. Geoff went from wishing that he could see me to feeling very sorry for me. In the end the sorry bit won.
I couldn't be bothered with tea as I was just so tired so Geoff decided that we would have tea in the hotel. Tea was ordinary, it was mostly true Chinese food but I still thought that the quality was just there. After tea we flaked out… too tired to ...
... and decided to go together. First stop was food, so we had the fun of trying to get a taxi to take us near enough to the wall. It turns out that at certain times of the day the taxi drivers are limited to how far they can go, so it took us a few tries to find one. I was lucky again, to be with 2 Chinese speaking people, so they could at least communicate with the drivers. We wandered around for a bit before coming across a Korean Buffet BBQ restaurant, perfect!
... of green tea that is good for headaches and digestion. It was excellent, Devon and I really enjoyed it. Also I used a squat toilet for the first time today (so far I've been avoiding them by going in the handicap stall) and I must say I was successful. We stopped in a 360 screening room showing an introduction to Emperor Qin and the Terra cotta warriors before going to the first pit. The size of it blows you away when you first walk in because it just keeps going. I didn't ...
... with ugly air-conditioning fan-trays and satellite dishes, all riddled with winding alleyways and switchbacks. The walls kept the most modern developments outside. Huge skyscrapers stood half built, with massive cranes feeding materials to the construction teams. Company logos hung around the summits of these towers, with many familiar names standing starkly against the sky. I wondered what the first emperor would have made of these edifices and whether ...