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Pagoda, fountain and light show
In the evening, I met back up with Colleen and Laurent, and the three of us got a local bus out to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Every night, there's a big fountain show that takes place in front of the pagoda, so we wanted to go check that out.
The pagoda is quite large -- around seven stories -- and was lit up around a big haze. The plaza surrounding the pagoda is, as with everything ...
... realized before this trip... and I can't wait to see more of it."
A week before we left I expressed my every action in term of lasts. "Mom this is the LAST TIME I'm going to be eating pasta before I go to CHINA!" Then I would launch into a lengthy vision of where I would be within seven days. Upon seeing Arvin I threw my arms around her and cried tears of joy, I felt like I was seeking an old friend after ten years. Her ...
... them from above, eye level and even through a glass walkway. We were then transported by a golf buggy to a museum which allowed us to get close to some of the objects that had been unearthed. It was really interesting and a wonderful precursor to the Terracotta Warriors. We were at the hotel by 6pm. The hotel is very luxurious in comparison to some of the ...
Well, what a day. After being in the air for 16 and 1/2 hrs, then landing, walking countless miles through the immense airports and finally making it to the bus to go to meet our host families, we have finally caught up on some rest and have had our first day of school. First word of advice. The Tie Yi school does not have western toilets, nor does it have toilet paper in the stall. Enough said about that. Second. The school is very open, but the security ...
... catching trains. We wait for a while before loading onto the train and bunk down for the night. We are four to a sleeper. It's not too bad, sleep was hard to get, but it made the 15 hours go by reasonably quickly. I have not travelled by train over night before, and I would opt for a flight before doing it again, however I am happy to have experienced it. We are now in Xi'an, home of the terracotta ...