Sunda Gentleman International Hotel
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... itself with many street vendors to dodge and decline. On our arrival we were handed over to a guide who worked for the museum itself and was quite the entertainer (though I had no idea what he was saying, his body language and behavior was clearly theatrical with much laughter from those that could understand). Unfortunately this guide did not hang about and the tour was more of a race than a tour whilst fighting hoards of other tourists from China and farther ...
... here for safekeeping beginning about 150 years ago.
We also saw the Bell Tower, historical center of ancient Xi'an city, and its sister structure, the Drum Tower. We finished with an early dinner on "Muslim food street", a giant pedestrian thoroughfare in the Muslim Quarter serving a unique style of regional Chinese Halal cuisine.
... China (sport in general is fairly unusual here). He pointed us towards a 10 day sportive from Changsha to Lahsa. It covers a distance of 1500km with 18 peaks above 5000. They carry your gear for you and do a sweep at the end of the day so it doesn't matter if you are a bit slow, and at night you stay with local people in their houses. We have this one earmarked for 2 years time when Tina has to come back to renew her Chinese identity card.
... in the middle of a roundabout that is busier than the Arc de Triomphe, but fortunately it was accessed by an underpass. The Bell Tower was fascinating but watching the traffic going round the roundabout was also fascinating. Gordon spoted 3 coffee shops, 2 of them were Starbucks and the other a real coffee shop (Pacific Coffee). Replenished we headed for the Drum Tower and then ...
... just watching chaos below - people just travel round the roundabout in both directions - they have no road sense at all - carnage but no accidents. I don't know how it works !! I just sat and watched and relaxed for 1/2 hour. The only incident was a Chinese tour guide who obviously makes some side money collecting plastic water bottles from the bins was grabbed by security and arrested !!! I assume just thrown off the property ...