Travel Blogs from Xi'an
We left the Tea Cozy for the last time this morning after bidding the Tea Cozy family adieu. We had become quite smitten with the place and the people. Yangshuo should be on everyone's itinerary when traveling to China. The country side is simply beautiful and the people so warm and welcoming. Sam and the driver took us to a cave in Guilin called …
... reaches 100, the government has mandatory black outs. They choose rural country areas to have no electricity for two or three days, so the area we were supposed to visit, has had no electricity for the past day. That means no water and no air conditioning. Thusly we are back in our hotel for tonight.
We did drive out to visit the family and at least see the area. We walked throughout the old part of the village where about 20 families still live. These are the families ...
... making our adventure a "living history". You are right there standing on the spot where the archers defended the city, you enter the living quarters and touch the iron bell, you scale the parapets to scan the moat and city beyond and you strain to hear the chiming of the hours from the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower. The rectangular ancient city wall has a perimeter of 14 kms and is surrounded by a moat that is 7 metres deep. It has a width that accommodated four racing chariots abreast ...
After some lunch and stocking up on snacks, we headed to the train station to catch our high-speed train to Xi'an. The station was absolute chaos with hundreds of people waiting to board the train and what felt like 85 security checks. On board the train I lost my temper at a very pushy man who would not wait 30 seconds for me to put my massive rucksack on the ...
... lovers" and made to be given to your lover. How sweet ^_^
Tonight was the big night: KARAOKE! We performed "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber! We were all pretty nervous but it turned out really fun for us and the audience. Some students from Bodi Highschool performed some English songs. Their English was impressive! One boy did really well singing Adele's "Rolling in the Deep".
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center