Sunda Gentleman International Hotel
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... Airports are so far from city centers, it makes me anxious driving through nonstop city before arriving at the hotel. We are at the Hilton Hotel in the walled city of Xian. To me, the walled city is over rated as there are really few restaurants to choose from for choices of dining outside the hotel and difficult to find with the language barrier and large "blocks" – like “just two blocks away” – takes you 20 minutes to get to and then ...
... and a visit to a Chinese opera show in the evening...I'll let Rachel tell you about that and the rest of our time in Chengdu!
I had totally forgotten the coffee saga. It was so good to be amongst others who needed caffeine and thankfully for the rest of the waiting passengers we did find some rather drinkable stuff! This could have been serious!
I absolutely love the bullet trains. They are so smooth running even when moving ...
... a city of 8 million people, which means it is small because next to Beijing (23 million) and Shanghai (28 million) it is. We went strait to the Xian Chinese History Museum which was fairly large and covered China's beginnings and seven different dynasties. The Qin dynasty is the dynasty that unified China and made Xian famous once again (it is the oldest city in all of China) for the Terra Cotta warriors, which we are going to see ...
... t make the same mistake of booking a seat but instead booked a soft sleeper - luxury. We were in a carriage with a guy probably in his 50's from Liverpool - Brian and his Chinese wife Yan. We ended up talking until gone midnight although I didn't ask how they met. I have my suspicions. They invited us out for dinner the following night - Sichuan hotpot! We accept of course but wonder how hot exactly is Sichuan hotpot?
... an overnight stay if walking the route from the bottom and then exploring all the peaks, as I wanted to do, however, I managed to do it in a pretty exhausting, yet very exciting 7 or 8 hours (walked up, explored the peaks and took the cable car down).
To reach the base of the mountain from where I was staying required a 6am wake up, with a subway trip, a 30 minute high speed train ride and a quick local bus trip from the train station to the mountain. It was ...