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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
June 18' 2011
Today was another early day. We went to a Pagoda first. It was on the schedule for yesterday but was moved to today because traffic issues. My girls stayed on the bus with Holly. It was a beautiful place and I am glad I went.
We went to an art museum where we saw the history of many parts of Chinese art. All of us …
June 17' 2011
Today is Terra Cotta warriors. Our new guide is Sherri. She is telling us the history of Xi'an. The farmer that found the first warrior is still alive. He lost his farm but now makes a living selling his autograph. I guess our President Clinton asked for the man's autograph when he visited. But the farmer did not know how to write …
It was nice relaxing this morning-tomorrow is going to be a killer day.
Today we toured the Summer Palace. It was beautiful. I never got to see it the other time I was in Beijing. The walkway to the palace was very ornate. Beautiful blues and reds with gold as well. There was a cool tree I have never seen before. It looked like camouflage …
... especially if you do still have to buy a ticket. Getting through the ticket line, security, and the ticket check took about an hour and a half. For this trip, I decided to try a 'hard sleeper' berth, the most popular class on overnight trains. These berths are completely open with no doors and no way to control lighting or sound. Attendants passed through the cars almost continuously, hawking everything from food to magazines to toilet paper. The ...
On our way to the hotel on day one in Xi'an we spotted this massive statue and asked our guide what that was. Good question because we had some time to kill and called into the Hancheng Lake Water Park on our way to the airport.
Would have been nice to have some extra time here.
From the park onto the airport and flew to Guilin. We encountered our first serious day of rain here and we decided to go straight to the hotel. So no Elephant Trunk Hill for us today. Maybe tomorrow?
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