Le Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
Sorry I didn't write yesterday but it was a total day of travelling and we couldn't be bothered to sort out the in room internet connection until today. Nothing really to tell about yesterday other than we started at 0730 on out journey to Xian and arrived at the hotel at 1815. We did not much more than travel, eat and sleep. The new hotel, Le …
... all week. We headed out to the Walmart which for the first time in China truly was a strong resemblance to its western version. Having successfully browsed all the isles we headed to the second floor where we were greeted with crisps, sweets and much more. After spending two hours In the Walmart we headed back to the hostel where we gorged on our purchases leading to no appetite for dinner!
We headed towards the centre of Xi'an where we discovered ...
... Sheila and Graham cycle off into the horizon on a very "BUM"py ride . The city wall is 14 klms and has 98 guard houses. The guard house over the city wall has windows on three sides that the archers could shoot at invaders. If the invaders manged to breech the gate they would get trapped in a large void with guard houses all around. Our guide said that they couldn't get out once in. Why didn't they just take the stairs???? :)
... run to get away. She even followed me past the gate although it took her a while with her tiny legs and was eventually carried back inside by her grandma. I'm very surprised because I did very little in my opinion, but to her it must have meant the world because she replaced her mom with me. I guess that shows a little goes a long way and I inherited the "good with children" genes from my mom. I hope that little girl has a great life.
... couple of Chinese lads.Then we met with a couple of girls we had met on the trip from Germany and Scotland down stairs where its a bit quieter. Brian was getting a bit drunk and a young Chinese girl sitting on her own but near us said as much to me, she to had learned English but in China and was teaching there. The two girls had been to Vietnam and told us a few things to see and do we had a good chat to them. They were going to Beijing from Xian and ...
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