Gaosu Shenzhou Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
We flew off to Xi'an to see what's labeled as the 8th Wonder of the World - Terracotta Soldiers. This was one of the more freaky sights as there were thousands of terracotta soldiers just in organized little rows that looked like they would just transform into real soldiers and attack us. It was really a sight and must have taken forever to build …
After a nice 5hr train ride at 310kph we arrived in Xi'an. Seriously loving bullet trains....definitely the way to travel. Quiet, fast, comfortable....amazing. We walked to our hostel...following the excellent directions provide for us "exit the metro station in an eastward direction while heading north....huh? Jackie's amazing internal compass took us through some pretty sketchy roads, back alleys and even a couple sidewalks....that were being used by cars....we were getting ...
... we had to come back down.
Tricky part; no down escalator. Uh oh.
down the stairs ...
... we didn't have a chaperone going with us.
Matt and Andrew were insistent and persistent in making sure we walked down. Ms. Flynn said she would go with us (even though she is scared of heights and didn't think she'd make it to the top AND she had just climbed up). The group of climber-uppers helped get her all the way to the top. Mr. Palmer the adventurer joined the party. Ms. Confair wanted to go, but she was really hesitant at first. It didn't take ...
So, because of the random efficiency, I got to the bus before Alexi and Yao Hong were back from getting our breakfast (to go, obviously). I asked the "guard" if I could stay at the front while I wait for my friends and he obliged. Ten minutes later, they arrived with my $5 breakfast that was sub-par at best, but I was just glad to get going to the warriors. This is an attraction I've read about in countless National Geographics and it felt surreal to finally be seeing ...
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