Union Alliance Atravis Executive Hotel
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Close to Bell Tower, City Wall and Muslim Quarter
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Another highlight of the trip is a visit to the Terracotta Army site outside of Xia'an city. The journey is through urban areas almost all of the way and the scale of building skyscraper apartment buildings is hard to comprehend; dozens if not hundreds of part finished buildings stretch across inner city Xi'an. This scale of building could fix the …
Another day where we get up, pack up, take breakfast and then make our way to our first stop which is Longmen Caves. These grottoes are some of the best Buddhist rock carvings which have survived since AD 494 - 694. There are more than 10000 images on a kilometre of limestone cliff wall. We walk towards the caves as we can't take the normal buggy …
Today is an early start, 7:30 for Chinese breakfast, or 8:30 for the bus to the Terracotta Warrior Museum. I've been a bit rubbish eating Chinese food for breakfast, so opt to join Jing and Darlene for a taste of local Chinese breakfast. We have a Chinese Breakfast Burger, which is like a breakfast muffin with pulled pork, and konji, (think pumpkin …
We arrive into Xi'an around 9:30am. We all made the 15 hour journey successfully. No one has really slept, so everyone just wants to get to the hotel. Xi'an was the original capital city of China centuries ago, and is like any other big city, extremely busy. It's a short 10 minute walk to the bus through a packed square and then a 20 minute drive …
... on the other side.
We checked out the houses many with people inside eating or
watching their TVs.
As Western foreigners the Chinese refer to us as BIG NOSES.
Many times young cute girls would grab Bill and get a snap of him with them on
their iPhones. Then they would show their friends who were with them, and burst
into gales of laughter. (Bill the Brad Pitt of China.)
There was weaving of fabric in progress and beautiful dying
of fabrics ...