Travel Blogs from Xingtai
... the people on the bus knew the words better than we did.
When we finally arrived we were about midway up a mountain range. It had deep cliffs off the side that went straight down, so steep you couldn't see the bottom of them. The bus had to stop because of a traffic jam so we were off wondering around it for a few minutes. After a little confusion of if we would walk the rest of the way or ride, we got back on the bus and it took us ...
... buried in his full robes, many of his possessions with him, the entrance to the tomb guarded by statues of dragons for protection. The tomb was also sealed to ensure no air could penetrate, and the best of all, it was 28 metres deep. (None of your 6 feet under here.) We headed towards the Wall now, with a total length of about 8,000 km. We were going to the Badaling section. This section was built around 1505, and is one of,the highest points of ...
... of multiculturalism. The only time I’m really self conscious about it is when I’m eating at a restaurant because my chop stick skills are still pretty terrible, I’m a lot better than I thought I would be, but there is really no way to eat noodles with chopsticks and look classy while doing it.
I started teaching yesterday and it went really well. I used the first period of each of my classes to get to know the students, ...
... are pretty terrible (I will post pics soon!). I made my bed, went for a shower, called my Mom, talked to Tricia for a bit and then went to bed. I woke up the next morning and Tricia and her friend Christine came and picked me up to go for lunch at one of Xingtai's fanciest restaurants. We met Christine's boyfriend and another teacher there as well. We got a really private back room in the restaurant with couches instead of chairs and a huge table in the middle. I ordered pizza and ...
I know I have been slacking on the blogs like crazy, but now I have some more time and I promise to add some more!!
To start with, I thought I would just post the Christmas greeting that I sent in to sootoday.com in case anyone missed it on there. It basically tells all about the Christmas experience in China.
The only thing not described is Christmas dinner. A few of us went out to "Origus" which is a buffet restaurant that serves Chinese and Western food. I ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Hotel Xingtai
Other places to stay in Xingtai
Downtown, Xingtai | Hotelfrom $32
No.83 Tuanjie West Street, Xingtai | Hotelfrom $27
Downtown, Xingtai | Hotelfrom $50
No.155 Southern Steel Road, Qiaoxi District, Xingtai | Hotelfrom $18
No.201 Shunde Road, Qiaodong District, Xingtai | Hotelfrom $20