The Tang Dynasty Hotel
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It's a fairly restless night and most of us are a little grouchy in the morning, but we’re off the train around 08.30. The heavy rain has stopped, but Xi’an is still damp and grey. We head out of the railway station – we’ve got a bus booked to take us to our hotel, but it can’t get anywhere near so we need to walk 15 …
... transportation available. Unlike the Great Wall, which is a $1 train ride, or the Shanghai Airport, which is easily accessible by train, all of these places are a car ride away, and traffic is pretty bad. The major subway lines are slated for completion by 2016, which I think will make this city much more tourist-friendly, though to do a complete tour, you'll still need to hire a car!
Please check back soon for entries from Hong Kong, our final stop in Asia.
... It was difficult hailing a taxi. Many went by already occupied. We eventually went to one of the Tuk-tuks ( or whatever the name for them is here) We paid twice what we had paid in the regular taxi on our forward journey, ($6 instead of $3) but at this point we were happy and it was another experience! The drive back was hairy but fun and we used footpaths, road and all tarmacs in between!
Looking forward to seeing the Terracotta Warriors tomorrow,
... by four horses and the detail on them was stunning. One carriage has a driver standing up and the other could be opened and looked a little like a caravan! I thought these were really lovely and I didn't even mind fighting through the crowd to see them!!! But now to Pit No 1!!!
Walking through the entrance was a little hesitant - would it be exactly how I imagined? Would I be disappointed? Well, the answer to those ...
... killed for secrecy are the real celebrities of this collection. In an even more perfect conclusion, the emperor died of mercury poisoning, from ingesting mercury pills to make him immortal.
Plato said "Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history." Something about the poetic justice of this experience, as well as the magnificent artistry held the real truth: death is a mere milestone on the journey to greatness if you can affect and achieve! How will you be remembered?