Jinshi International Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... and a half, stopping off on the way for photographs over the city. As vast as the walls seemed, the current extent of the walls around the old town surround only a seventh of the area of the original walls of the imperial capital - which was at one stage the largest city in the world.
The cultural heart of the city itself, strangely, is now the Muslim Quarter. In the evening this is where locals come to eat street food and to shop in the vast bazaars. We ...
... to what two cultures can accomplish. I wouldn't think twice if I was asked to do this again!
Thanks to some incredibly nice boutique owners we met at Wanda on Thursday, Matilde, Rachael and I had the unique experience of being models today. I didn't really know what to expect when we arrived at the shop; predictions ranged from $20,000 gowns to a total scam, so I was a little nervous. It turned out to be much closer to the twenty ...
After carving olive pits into ornate figures of turtles, frogs, buddhas, and other creatures (or at least seeing pictures of elaborate and ornate figures) we all attended a graduation ceremony for the Tie Yi seniors. Even though 95% of it was in Chinese the ceremony was grand with a combination of speeches, skits, music a of course the awarding of diplomas. At one point the teachers ...
... five of language. Can't go wrong with high fives.
Caleb Tegtmeier: I tried explaining the God giving gifts deal, that maybe preaching wasn't my gift and that I was better at stuff with patience like waiting in line.
Caleb Tegtmeier: studies show preaching skips a generation
Bethany Stanbrough: I don't believe you
Caleb Tegtmeier: all three of our sons may be preachers
Bethany Stanbrough: I'm sure you ...
... in Guangzhou, but it is a lovely city which I know very well now, so it was, as always, an enjoyable stay. Tuesday came around and the flight was 11.30 am. I got onto the plane (last person on) and started to pull away from the terminal and towards the runway. However, the plane suddenly stopped and we were told there was a 10 minute delay. Shortly after this, it turned to 30 minutes. Bearing in mind I was the only foreigner on the plane, everything was broadcast in Chinese, ...