Kempinski Hotel Xi'an
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
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 …
... guards usher us away from the taxis and a man over looking the barrier who happens to speak English informs us that the ride is too short and therefore they don't want to take us. I inform him that the ride is not too short given the weight of the bags, both of us full of cold and with no clue of how to walk to the hostel even if it is only just over 1 km away......visions of Beijing resurface where it took us 3 hours ...
... we were pretty sweaty and tired afterwards! (Not to mention how bad our butts hurt from the bumpy ride!) It was a really, really cool experience though. The city of Xi'an now extends far beyond the original city wall, but it was still interesting to be able to see both in and outside the wall, and get a beautiful view of the city.
We then were able to finally check into our hotel and relax for the night. Our hotel was located right in ...
... I had read about it previously left me expecting something significantly more breathtaking. I had thought it would be underground and we'd be surrounded by the warriors at ground level. Viewing is from above and although they are beneath ground level, as the viewer you are not. This does not take away from the magnitude of the work that was completed so many years ago. On reflection, the distraction of the children and the dance we had ...
... then and I woke at around 915. I was still in the 'is that really the time coz if so I've overslept' stupor when the phone rang to announce that really is the time and I have overslept . It turns out my watch alarm will only ring about ten times before stopping. Useful. First thing of the day was a temple. Here we had a freindly guide walk us around explaining its importance. He then talked about caligraphy before writing our names ...
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