Wan Nian Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
We went by bus to the Tang Palace Dance Show theatre and were seated at three tables in the section near the stage, with a good view.
The evening commenced with a dumpling banquet, which included 16 courses of dumplings, most of which were shaped to reflect their contents, such as duck, pork, and fish. The bean paste (dessert) dumpling looked like a snail (but tasted much nicer!). Dinner was accompanied by a lady playing a traditional plucked string instrument ...
... may just have been luck. Getting around the cities has been easy with a combination of walking and the metro. Like all cities everyone is in a rush but not threatening in any way, no one actually stares at us Europeans but we do stand out (pale skin, slightly taller, very old, scruffy clothes). Far fewer people seem to smoke than we expected which pleasantly surprised us but I am afraid we will never get used to the horrid throat clearing and spitting which goes on all around ...
... put our bartering skills to the test again. We zigzagged through the market before visiting the Xi'an Great Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world. We then headed straight for dinner and a show at the Shaanxi Grand Opera House, Tang Dynasty music and dance show. The show finished at 2040, we then finally headed to the hotel and in checked in for a much need nights sleep, however we managed to squeeze a film in before ...
... dumplings I'd been eating...So Denise found the local Pharmacy and with Pantomine/Sign Language she was able to communicate the situation to the pharmacists and came back with the Chinese version of Ex-Lax - Enough said on that topic- LOL!
Tomorrow is another day - we will visit local park for tai chi and then off to the famous Terracotta Warriors.
... with that answer. Maybe the best part of the whole situation was that his English name is "Fabio", he is a fashion design major here and though he is an extremely small fella, his personality fits his name well.
This week was the designated Fashion Week at the university and therefore I was invited to attend 3 separate fashion shows. In the past, foreign teachers here have been asked to judge said competitions however this ...
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