Wan Nian Grand Hotel
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... the next morning, he will drive you to a hotel that he recommends (he probably knows the owner and then gets a cut).
We decided to ignore his advice and insisted on going ahead with the hike. He dropped us off at the base of the mountain - a street lined with eateries, inns and convenience shops selling drinks, snacks and climbing gear.
Getting ready for the climb
- Fuel up (but don’t over-eat ...
... we went to an exhibit on the '8 wonders of the world' (the Terracotta Warriors being #8). I really got into this. It felt like it would make excellent mini golf. Then we went to a mediocre restaurant. THEN we to the Terracotta Warriors, and they were great. There are three excavated 'pits' under large structures, the largest (which grew from the original find where two farmers were digging a well) the size of an airplane hanger. So far it's been great. And the food--so ...
... where they made the noodles from scratch. No printed menu in any language - it's simple, you can have a large or small bowl of the only dish :-) starving - we went for the large (!). Seated in front of the kitchen - spotless - 8 chefs kneading and pounding the dough, 2 cutting and rolling the dough, 2 cooking the noodles , 4 plating up and about 8 waitresses waiting for their orders ! Chefs shouting, waitresses ...
... could make love matches, but the groom was required to provide a dowry. He needed to provide a bicycle, a sewing machine, and a watch. Cathy and Michael now both have alluded in their generation to the three C's. The groom must provide a car, in the prospective wife's name, a credit card, in the wife's name, and and condo, in the wife's name. And the fourth C is cooking. Michael says he does all the cooking! Jeff says that though tradition still values male babies over ...
... describe the Muslim quarter? It is all action, narrow streets, people walking, bicycles with carts on the back toting their loads, scooters weaving in and out, taxis which were actually motor bikes towing a covered seat for two on the back, cars beeping, hawkers selling their wares, fires burning, bread baking; there is something to see at every moment but you need to watch that you are ...