Super 8 Xi'an Zhongshan Gate
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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 ...
Nut carving class was nothing less than interesting. I never expected myself to sand a nut (ivory nut) and carve into it and LIKE IT. But I love it. Maybe that is because I'm a hands on person but who knows? I only pricked my finger twice so I guess it was a successful class.
Music class was somewhat depressing because I CANNOT sing. But none-the-less, I tried my hardest to sing "Mo Li Hua" as well as Celine Dion did.
... was going to drop us off somewhere for us to catch a bus to the airport. Renee and I were more than a little disappointed by this as we had yet to try busses in China.
We were brought to a hotel where we saw the airport shuttle bus waiting. We all used the bathroom before boarding which was a mistake as our arriving later meant there was no room left under the bus for our luggage on only four seats left. We got on board and sat down in ...
... town and had a walk through the Muslim quarter... Basically 1 big eating bonanza with food stalls and no sight of pork and beer of course... Had a look at the bell tower. The next day I booked the terracotta tour with our tour guide lady Gaga who in staccato English fired all kinds of facts and information. The group was made out of a interesting mix of Belgian students, two polish couples an Englishman and ...
... br> etc. and paid their respects by silently watching the procession. It felt
improper to take photos and the procession passed us by, the sounds of the
women howling resonating off the walls of the city. It is said that the louder
the wails, the more respect you had for the person. The wails can also be
linked to the individual who passed wealth.
As we were leaving for the bus, we made
plans with Kate and her husband ...