Home Inn (Xi'an Gaoxin First Road)
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... feet. Overall, I had a pretty great and interesting weekend.
I can’t say that I have fully adjusted to the time in China because even on the weekends I cannot sleep past eight. This morning wasn’t any different in that I woke up at 6 and decided to lie in bed until the rest of the house got moving. Arvin came in to “wake me up” at around 8:30 because we had to go out to lunch to eat barbeque; which seemed weird since ...
... him off at a bus station to catch the bus to the airport.
Mr. Peng drove us to the Wild Goose Pagoda. He and Vivi waited in the car and Renee and I headed in on our own. It was a pretty interesting place. I had no clue what it actually was before we got there. It is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple." There is also a large courtyard surrounded by a number of buildings with different shrines and functions. Technically religion was removed ...
... no idea where the burial site was. Everything was kept very secret to prevent looting, and it is said that the men who worked on the project were killed at the end to keep them quiet! They even have a detailed inventory of what is in his tomb, but that site has not yet been opened. Scientists are waiting until technology catches up with what they need to do in order to do it right and prevent anything from being destroyed in the process. In the meantime, they have their ...
... end of the day as I squeezed it every time I thought we were going to die, which was frequently. There are quite a few underground walkways to bypass the huge multilane roads, which was good! The city wall was a highlight for us because no cars can go up there! Woo hoo! And you can rent bikes, which we did, and bike all around the city from the safety of the wall. It was an awesome way to see the city, but is a little bumpy on the path and it is 14 km ...
... While in the Bell Tower we were able to
watch a traditional musical performance by people dressed in Chinese outfits
and it even included a dancer. After about 5 minutes the crowds dispersed, and
we were able to get a closer view of the performance. We left as the band
played out Old Lang Syne.
We headed back to the hostel, as Matt’s
stomach is still a bit iffy, so he could have a lie down. Regardless of the
lack of sun, the temperature ...