Tianyi Commercial Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... three months moving along. As one of the most important historical and cultural locations in all of China (some would argue even more than Beijing) and with so much going on, I decided it was worth dedicating five days to the city of six million people. Also, as a quick warning, a site of such significance has a lot to discuss about it - so this may be a very long blog!
For much of its history as a unified nation, China has had its capital in the vicinity of ...
... saw the Buddha and many people praying to him. I was able to see Guan Yin (which is also my Chinese name). On Monday I ate some noodles with some cucumber and broccoli. I also tried to find a shirt for my family but couldn't find anything they liked.
This weekend I went on a trip to the countryside to go river rafting with my host family. The ride up was beautiful, and I love riding through tunnels (Anna H. please make fun of me for my love ...
... It took a few moments to even get into the fray as the areas was congested with tour groups from all over China. As we got closer we could start to see a glimpse here and there of the warriors until I just finally pull my weight into it and no one hundred and nothing pound person is going to withstand my two hundred plus pounds of ugly American. Yeah I was wrong. They closed ranks and kept me out like the Great Wall itself. Meanwhile Renee and the ...
... happen to be in Xian... Go see the warriors... It's interesting. Last day in Xian...so breakfast and off to see the sights. We found a big supermarket underneath the Bell Tower. That is today's top tip - go to that shop with lots of choice not the little shops all around the hotel. Shame we found it too late for buying anything but tea bags! Snacks are big business here and you can take your pick of the spicy goose gizzards, crunchy beef shred chunks, pickled squids and so ...
Time to leave the big cities behind and head further inland. Thankfully, our first train was only 3 hours and quite a normal experience. What happened after that was a bit of a nightmare though.
To get to the village of Pingyao, we had to change from train to bus in the city of Taiyuan. The guide books said that the bus station was next to the train and that it was much better to take the bus for the rest of the journey. We walked out of the ...