Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... 81around the emperor's tomb alone. The complex covers 20 square miles with very large 4-sided flat topped man-made hills as the actually burial sites of the imperial pair (look like flat topped pyramids.) The pits radiate out on all four sides. Eight thousand satellite tombs of high official and concubine complete the site.
The terracotta warriors are a buried army but the pits at this site represent all aspects of the daily life of the emperor, so they are ...
... the Muslim quarter which is actually just a really interesting street with lots of shopping stalls. They were also selling street food but I found it odd to see them selling pigs trotters given that Muslims don't eat pork!? Our tour guide tested our patience again as she practically ran through the market so no time for shopping and see seemed annoyed when we stopped to take photos! I'm popping back today to pick up a few ...
... A great taster for the terracotta warriors tmw which will be stupendous. We had a touristy celebration of receiving the keys to the city walls which was fun and a "passport" as a souvenir. Plus group photo. As I said to Mike this one is good but not on a par with the one we had in Lanzarote with the two transvestites from the cabaret show. We are collecting tourist photos ...
... in calligraphy from a lovely girl who told us young people are no longer interested in calligraphy as they don't actually write but use computers. Our day ended with a shopping trip to Muslim Street and a colourful market to buy CCF. CHEAP CHINESE FAKES .
Tomorrow we are going on a river cruise along the Yangtze for 4 days as we have no internet there will be no blog...
Fingers crossed we meet up with David !
Today was a day we were all nervous for!! @.@ Today was the day that we got to go with one host family! American students were paired with Chinese students. In the morning, we all waited together in the classrooms while the administrators were organizing the pairs. Everybody was anxious to find out who his or her partner was and what he or she was like.