Wan Nian Grand Hotel
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... pick pockets and beggars and also not to go down any of the alley ways for fear of getting lost. So many local foods and fruits are sold in this street including some not so wonderful looking meats. It's very alive and busy and fun. No one is trying to hassle you into buying stuff and there are some stalls where you can try bits. Walnuts, dates, persimmons and pomegranate are the most common but they also make a kind of toffee like ...
... Buddha’s life. After a
morning of up close and personal with the pagoda we walked around outside of
the pagoda. I ate lunch at a Chinese fast food restaurant and order something
that looked good in a picture. Just like in America the food didn’t come out
the same as the picture but it was still good. But, some people ate at KFC,
Papa Johns, or other Chinese style restaurants. After lunch we walked around
the area of the pagoda for the last ...
We had breakfast at the hotel, the first vaguely western since we have been in China and then went for a walk around the streets outside the hotel, a street vendor was doing a good business in a pancake type dish (evidently westerners call them Chinese pizzas) but we had already eaten so I video the making of it, I will try to upload it to youtube.
Dali li picked us up on time and we took about 45mins to get to the Terracotta ...
... the other side to get speed which was good. But I feel I should also say the floor surface was not level at all! There were bumps and cracks everywhere so you had to be careful not to go fast into one and go flying! So final stretch and I've got a bit of a lead over Daniel when I spot a crack on the floor which I swerve to avoid and it happened to be when the road came very narrow with just walls on both side. I almost went into the wall over ...
... from the air, and beautifully lush and green.
I couldn't see the city as we approached, so have no idea of its geographic size yet, but do know their are around 12 million people.
I was met at the airport by Robin and Vivienne, who are Admin assistants at the school. They were very welcoming, and gave me an English map of the city, and tried to show me where the school was and my apartment etc. I got ...