Sunda Gentleman International Hotel
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... winding me up- I thought 'What on earth had we paid for....!?!?!?' Two girls came in the room and started talking to me in Chinese but I couldn't understand a word they were saying! We nervously pointed to what we'd paid for and they left the room. They came back in a few minutes later with two bowls of water which they put some powder in and motioned us to put our feet in. At this point we were quite confident that it was all kosher- thank goodness! Paul ...
... age and exalted status of the place; the battlements were the most evident of these, they at least having the decency to date from 1370. At least we had read some forewarnings that this would be the theme; in any case, we'd always have Pingyao.
But there are two sides to this, innit? Okay, it is virtually impossible in this place to engender a mental image of how the thoroughly modernised metropolis would have appeared a century ago, let alone ...
I have been in Xi'an for five days after travelling here by train from Beijing -an over-night trip of 14 hours. Due to it being holiday season ( and that China has 1.3 billion people) I was unable to get a hard sleeper - you need to book weeks, not days, in advance - so had to settle for a "hard seat". All that really means is I had to sit up all night but at least it was better than the next option -"standing".
Even though I had a seat all night ...
... and rest time for us. She insisted on accompanying us by taxi to the airport and waited till we had checked our bags in before leaving, somewhat tearful. This was her first time hosting foreigners and she had put a huge effort into making sure we were seeing and doing heaps. A wonderful woman with a very supportive husband. Mr Hu wanted so much to be able to speak with us! We trust our stay and the fairly constant English will help Xiangdi when she goes to USA to see her son in May.
... offered free guideance to practice their English skills. Basicaly the site consisted out of 3 main halls, one which was called the " comand room" of the army with a few warriors facing eachother and a few horses. The second room was a room which wasn’t really excavated yet and the third room, the most famous one, was the room where approximately over a thousend warriors faced the crowd. I had seen pictures on the net before and now that I say ...