Travel Blogs from Xi'an
Terracotta warriors day. In the taxi on the way I reflected that I hadn't seen a horizon since I had landed in China. Xian seemed to be worse than most cities as it was more rural and the industry was far more antiquated. The sky was perpetually grey and visibility was not great. Despite all the pollution and people excavating by …
We had actually finished all the things that the guide was required to show me, and so I was told that if I was happy to pay we could do almost anything or go anywhere. I ended up paying entrance and parking so that we could go up Dai Cai Hill to see the view of the town, and then stopped at some local farms to look at the paddy …
... with less than an hour to check out, we showered quickly and then spent 5 hours waiting in the lobby playing, chess, cards and watching movies before dinner. After dinner we headed to the station to boards our train bound for Chengdu. The thought of 15 hours on a hard sleeper very much in the front of our minds.Very easy going and relaxed week in Xi'an, less than a week remaining in China before an exciting five day thriller in Bangkok.
Signing out Ollie & Stephen
... that I have been fully introduced to the extremes of Chinese fashion. Outside the astounding amount of high heel looking shoes, the one thing I will always remember is the T-shirts with crazy English sayings. I actually had a student come up to me last week to ask me what his shirt said. Paraphrasing due to the cuss words on the shirt, it basically read "lower east side swagger". I just told him it means he is really cool and I think he ...
... back to the muslim quarter (again!) so we could see it at night. we finally bought some dried kiwis (which turned out to smell and taste like poo). We also tried a couple of local delices - a sweet potato donut filled with a sharp jam and some walnut cake which was gross. It looks like fudge but its got a powdery texture - wierd!
We headed home ready for an early start in the morning.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility