Orient Hotel Xi'an
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... were 4 gates in the wall. The Dragon gate, the Turtle gate, the Phoenix gate and the Snake gate. Today there are 18 'gates' in order to move the traffic. The moat still exists and along the moat is a beautiful people's park and this morning we see people doing Tai Chi and exercising in the park. From the wall we next go to the Little Wild a Goose Pagoda. This is the site of a Buddhist Monastery from ancient times. There are trees in the garden ...
Today was another fun day in china! In the morning I woke up and went for a walk with my host joe. We then went for lunch at Mcdonalds. After a quick rest at his house, we went to see the performance at the school. It was a really good show and everybody did great. Afterwards, we went home and met up with some more people and went out to a Chinese barbecue. We ate a bunch of delicious Chinese food. I then went home and played video games with my host Joe. Cole ...
... something to be found nowhere else in the Islamic world. Normally the Koran’s verses would only be written in Arabic. Now the Mosque is one of the biggest in China. Sadly a lot of traditional Chinese mosques were destroyed by the idiocy of the Cultural Revolution (Mao’s decree to destroy all ties with China’s past when his power was under threat). So in the course of the last decades many Mosques were rebuilt, but unfortunately ...
Same morning ritual as usual, wake up, get ready and eat. We then drove to the City Wall which goes around the centre of the city and downtown. It was 13 kilometres which is about 9 miles. We were told we could ride a bike around it, an idea the majority of our group jumped at. I myself hadn't rode a bike in ages so this would be fun. It began and I had no trouble remembering which was a relief. You never forget. So the 'race' began and I decided ...
... about history and some of the teachings of Confucius. There is also a collection of historically and culturally valuable Buddhist statues. Oh, and they are stunning, too. The grounds are gorgeous, and really peaeful. A great afternoon!
The first of our graduates is up today! Happy Graduation, Rob! Congratulations!!!!! We are thrilled for you!