Orient Hotel Xi'an
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... and bell towers along side shiny gadget shows, Starbucks and a Haagen Dazs. After feeling at home in this modern area we walked back to our hostel where we played numerous games of pool and planned our trip to the terracotta warriors. For dinner Stephen enjoyed his first Chinese dumplings along with beef noodles before relaxing for an epic game of chess won by Stephen.
Started at 1 pm after a leisurely morning we ventured out to the station to purchase ...
... Ben and Deb bought a bone Mahjong set in a leather case.
From there we head to the Ceramics factory where Sheila hopes to buy a Terracotta Warrior. A fill sixe warrior is on offer for 18,000 yuan ( over $3,000AUD) so needless to say no warriors will be visiting the Twilley or Trim household any time soon.
From there we head off to see the Terracotta warriors. An amazing archaeological site. Apparently a farmer digging a well found the site ...
... The previous day my family told me that we would be going fishing--in my head I pictured a stream which we would be casting into, or even a tranquil lake, but China once again managed to suprise me. Though it wasn't unpleasant, it certainly wasn't the usual. We drove for about an hour to what can only be described as the edge of Xi'an and the beginning of rural China. The pool was manmade and was one of about ten other manmade pools. There were plenty ...
... next day.
We had a walk round the city the next day it was still a bit windy and dusty so i bought a mask and Brian made one for monkey, we went to the Muslim quarter which is well known for it's street food and atmosphere that's where we saw the drum temple and went for a look round, some of the drums were very big we went to to top floor and you could see over the town and in the distance we could see the bell temple. while walking about we saw ...
... also insisted on going on the back but he couldn't deal with not being in control so stuck to the front which again suited me just fine!! When we reluctantly handed the tandem back we went for something to eat by the hostel at a restaurant called happy hotpot.. Leigh thoroughly enjoyed this but I on the other hand didn't, I was hungry but after only a few mouthfuls was full.. I literally just watched Leigh eat.. They bring out ur soup choice then ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Pets allowed