Hao Jie Hotel
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... over 1,000 years old and served as the easternmost terminus of the Silk Road in its heyday. The local Muslim population in Xi'an is mainly made up of the Hui ethnic group, a branch of Chinese-speaking Muslims who live mostly in the central and northwestern provinces of China. There are over 10 million Hui people in the world, which makes me a little embarrassed to say that I knew next to nothing about them before getting here.
The market is fairly typical of bazaars ...
After the long trek up Mt. Hao, my host family decided the best way for me to recover was to take me out all weekend. Saturday I was able to sleep until Rebecca arrived home from school at noon. We went to an art studio that had multiple rooms for photography. Her father is close to a professional photographer, even though his original and main job is a traveling business man. Her father has a strong passion for photography and has taken very professional pictures of ...
... back of the bus and put our five pieces of luggage on the empty two seats. Then another passenger came on that needed the seat so we got it all piled on to one seat. All the while there is no AC and the bus wreaked of body odor and worse. Just when we thought they were going to leave another man came on the bus. They tried to get us to move our luggage to be strewn out on the floor of the bus isle. I refused and thanks to someone on the bus who ...
... make our way to Koh Tao on the eastern side of the country for a six night stay in Ban's diving resort as previously mentioned. New year isn't set in stone but we'll be on either Koh Samui, Koh Tao or Koh Phangan, prices and plebs dependent. On January 6th we'll be meeting Gary and Joyce in Bangkok and eventually parting ways with them on January 20th in Phuket from where ...
We then took a few hour rest at the hotel, which was great. Some shopped, some drank, some napped, some worked on getting an Internet connection and caught up on backing up pictures. It was a much needed rest.
And then, off the Dumpling Restaurant. The dumplings never stopped coming. We were all so stuffed. They were very tasty.
Patrice and ...