Xi'An Anji Royal Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... I got a blister on my hand from the handle bars. L After the bike ride the group returned to the Muslim market to get lunch. Most of the food was prepared on the street. Many of the students went to the nearby Starbucks to grab a coffee and a snack. It was lovely to sit in the air-conditioned room and sip on an iced café latte (and have a modern toilet). After relaxing for an hour, we returned to the ...
... relics from the palace which were canny and the lake at the far end is nice and secluded.
The whole place feels a little strange. I've never been to the states but its a bit how I imagine central park to feel as the park itself is quite a size and all around its surrounded my massive high rise complexes and a lot of construction work that is currently going on in Xi'an. It's a nice place to get away from the noise and hustle and bustle though and it was good to spend a ...
... amount. Another bus came and we all switched to the other bus.
We first found a Starbucks and had breakfast. I had black iced tea with a cinnamon roll. I figured if I'm not going to be gluten free, I might as well do it big. :)
We finally got to the Bell Tower. We walked around, took pictures, watched a show--instruments & a dancer with a million other people, then went across to the Drum Tower that had a little drum museum inside. The two buildings were about ...
... walk up to the entrance gate, or alternatively, you can take some kind of electric car up there for a further 5 yuan. Gince and I did the former, which took us up past several stalls of people trying to sell us this, but they weren’t being too annoying. Inside the museum area there’s a couple of conference rooms that you don’t need to bother with, one exhibition hall with artefacts in, a cinema showing a 360 degree film about the warriors, ...
... and sisters, she gave me a dissertation on China's one child policy.
I asked about her English and whether she was best in class.
"Not top but not bottom either." her mother seemed to approve.
Did she ever talk in English outside school?
"No, never. Where would I get the chance?"
I asked if she knew what she wanted to be. What all the study was for?
"No, I'm only thirteen."
Of course, stupid question ...