Super 8 Xi'an Zhongshan Gate
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
In both the village and the mountains there was evidence of how hard life in China can be. As we were leaving the village we passed a typical farmer's house. They were eating dinner on their 'front porch' which was really just their doorway. Their yard was a vegetable garden from which I am sure they made their living and probably where they got most of their food. Throughout the trip there were people by the road selling watermelons ...
... hop on the next bus out of town to see the big collection of clay playmobile people!
It was cheap enough again to get there on local transport. Only 10p on the bus anywhere round Xi'an centre, then 70p for the bus out of town to where the Warriors are housed. Transport is so so cheap in China and it's really efficient. Again I didn't have to wait any more than a couple of minutes for any part of the trip which is brilliant....at least compared to ...
... selling some of the most delicious, and some of the strangest foods. My personal favorite was the braised goat feet. They looked delicious on the griddle staying warm, especially the hooves.
We bought several new things here, that are different from the things we got in Chengdu. I love that each city has its own distinct specialty item.
That's all for tonight! Tomorrow: Terracotta Warriors!
C & J
... ME i get 3 days weekend and no Jr school- which seems awesome until you compare Eric now teaches only 8 classes TWO DAYS/WEEK and has no final exams!!! ...he is an enigma even by forces out of his control that are not fair to compare myself to ha! ugh.
And though I'm super jealy it was awkward to find out i had JUST HAD my last Jr school classes and so I didn't even say goodbye or have a finally lesson or anything!
And super interesting to see that China cares as ...
... to it as its closed off to the public. However, its a 'really big' pagoda as far as pagodas go. If anyone can tell me what the purpose of a pagoda is I'd be pleased to know. I've googled and searched but haven't found an answer as yet!
The next experience was very memorable though...we all decided we were starving, having not eaten since breakfast, so we were all on the look out for somewhere where we might understand a menu! We were enticed by the ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking