Keyi Hotel (Xi'An Dongwu Road)
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... wall you are surrounded by modernization and construction of the 'Lego block' apartment buildings as I call them. On the inside of the wall, there are modern roads, some older looking apartment buildings, and a few cultural buildings. I'm glad we rode around as it would not really have been worth the walk around unless you were doing it for exercise. As we got back around to the south gate on the bike, we were treated with a magnificent sunset. The ...
... transportation available. Unlike the Great Wall, which is a $1 train ride, or the Shanghai Airport, which is easily accessible by train, all of these places are a car ride away, and traffic is pretty bad. The major subway lines are slated for completion by 2016, which I think will make this city much more tourist-friendly, though to do a complete tour, you'll still need to hire a car!
Please check back soon for entries from Hong Kong, our final stop in Asia.
... to 'protect himself' is mind blowing. He must have been terrified of death or the things that were beyond his control, so he 'prepared' himself as well as he could. Despite his search for the elixir of immortality, he did eventually die (some theories include that he died from ingesting mercury from the pills promising immorality, others suggest that his brother had him poisoned), and he was buried with his 'army'.
The first pit is said to contain over 6000 ...
... all the brushes and things involved in it.
For dinner, we ate at a fantastic place called, The Big Bowl. We had big flat noodles, a weird chicken dish that was touted as their specialty (but we found it bland) and an appetizer dish. Overall, the place was great. Loved the noodles, great atmosphere.
The taxi driver took us around so I could get pics of the towers and wall all lit up. He was very nice. The good thing about China is that you can just stop ...
... to say nice things about the kids (very easy this time as they are my favourites), hand out the completion/pass certificates, and present the Most Outstanding Student award before sending them all home.
It was a busy weekend, as I also covered a class for a teacher who was sick, but makes the time go quickly.
A couple of days ago I saw great clouds of dust coming from a building nearby, and there was a water truck damping it down. When I woke up on Sun morning, ...