Jinshi International Hotel
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... Chinese restaurant recommended by Trip Advisor.
The menu is in both Chinese and English and we had a feast
of rice and noodles and 2 huge bowls of wanton soup with 10 wantons in each bowl.
All this cost a 100 yuan or the equivalent of $6 each. What a bargain and the
best Chinese food in a long while. After tramping around the old city again it
was back to the hotel.
Have I mentioned the traffic yet? It is crazy but there are
23 million people in Shanghai ...
... this time I really, really mean it. From the beauty of the city, to the friendship with my host student and the other Chinese students, to the kindness of my host family, to the bond that the 20 American students have formed with each other, this trip has been unlike anything else any of us have ever experienced. In this entry I want to cover three of my most beloved aspects of the trip, my host family, Xi'an, and the American students.
I'm going go a little out ...
... each warrior (6,000 in total), for instance each one had a different face and was hand painted (although the paint had faded considerably over time). Additionally, there are continuing efforts to restore those warriors damaged from excavation and the onsite museum explained this detailed process. Overall, it was an amazing sight and fascinating Chinese history lesson.
Next stop is my most eagerly anticipated place, Chengdu - home of the Panda ...
... He always draws detailed marker diagrams of what appears to be tunnels and I am convinced he is trying to communicate to me a complicated underground system of channels he has designed. Another hobby of Bills is leaving loose grapes in my room. I think 5 year olds are the same all over the world. Also, I hope Cayla had an awesome, totally phat birthday!
Written by Kat Benson ...
... although i wouldn't want to be there in peak season. It's an odd feeling walking into a room and seeing rows and rows of soldiers. I talked to Josh about comparing this to visiting pompei, but these aren't bodies, or even of any real religious significance. They're dolls, lifesize burial artifacts for a boyking who wanted to have everytthing after death that he had in life. Our pictures will do a better job.
The night was spent at a dumpling ...