TripAdvisor Reviews Xiandai Hotel Xi'an
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... of ash is still visable from the burnt support beams on the tops of the walls in Pit 1.
The sight only contains 3 pits that are accessable to the public. Best to start with pit 2 as while bigger than pit 3 it's contents aren't as grand. Put three contains a few higher ranking military officers but it's once you are inside pit 1 you are faced with the full Regala. While pit's 2 and 3 seem slightly anticlimactic this impression ...
... trying to find our way back to the hotel! Thankfully we were well prepared and had a card with the hotel's address.... eventually we found a really lovely tuktuk driver who took us on a rather "exciting" journey the wrong way down one-way streets and straight across several lanes of traffic (all with no lights on.... he only switched his front light on when we stopped so he could check the address) but he got us back safe and sound (if ...
... cake were actually red beans. Then Amber and Andrew smashed some in my face. Amber started it. I got them back, but only a little bit.
Amber goes to school in New York, she's a junior in high school, just home in Xi'an for the summer.
When you turn 17, I told her, I'm driving up and smashing cake in your face.
She laughed and said, "Okay, it's tradition!"
The students were so kind to us, ...
... same old everyday. Here's hoping we'll land in time to get the warp speed train into shanghai. We didn't land in time, oh well but I have read up on the Xi'an wall. It's the most complete one in China and its like a moat to protect the city. Apparently the legend is that the bell was to help keep a dragon under the river. A river ran through the city and the emperor tied chains round him and then attached a bell to him too. Suppose the dragon was a massive guard ...
... Our indian pastor would print the lyrics in both tamil (longest craziest language ever, and malay) so it was very confusing
Bethany Stanbrough: what songs did you hear?
Caleb Tegtmeier: A couple different ones. "Because he Lives" was played about 6 times.
Caleb Tegtmeier: belted out the Chinese cause I could follow most of the words.
Bethany Stanbrough: nice
Caleb Tegtmeier: Things would have gotten ...