Xian Titan Times Hotel
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Today will be one of the busiest in our tour. After the overnight on the train we would be picked up by a tour guide before seeing the Terracotta Warriors & horses museum, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and a cycle tour around the walls of the old city.
Sleeping on the train wasn't too bad although the "beds" were very …
... day. I spent the day with Belgians, French, Spaniards, Estonians, Irish, Chinese, Dutch, Polish and Swiss- so fun to meet others and here where they have been and their plans! The father (an MIT grad) and his son are biking across China. There are some great stories as we share lunch.
The city has blocked all roads inside the city walls due to yesterday’s damage. There are quite a few army guys and police at each ...
I think the impact of this trip is that it helped me decrease my shyness. In the beginning of the trip I was always alone, quiet, and talking to nobody. Then one day Ms. Mags came up to me and told me to try to interact with more people, so I started talking more, and the other ambassadors are actually really friendly and cool. I have new friends, and I came out of my shy shell a little.
Also, I have random Chinese people come up and take a picture with me. Usually ...
... guide spiel, but they told me that they were student interns, and offered their services for free. Shortly thereafter, we were joined by another student (and captain of his Model UN team) as well as a history student, who spoke little English, but just wanted to make sure that I was getting the right information from the girls. It was fantastic. I got the most in-depth Chinese history lesson I could’ve ever wanted. They were happy to answer every one of ...
... ve ever seen, more like a Chinese garden with temple. There’s no minaret or dome but we are not allowed into the prayer hall. Back in the market we haggle for goods with some success. In the evening we all agree to go for a dumpling banquet. It’s OK but all a bit too heavy and stodgy for my liking. Johan is disappointed that I’m not ecstatic as dumplings are considered a highlight of Chinese cuisine.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsXian Titan Times Hotel Xi'an
Maybe we were tired when we got here, but lifts inadequate to cope with busses arriving en masse. Our air conditioning and housekeeping unresponsive. Breakfast was good but dining room not equipped to cater for the numbers and we were seated in nearby lounge and had to eat off low coffee tables
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