Super 8 Xi'An West Main Street Bell Drum Towers
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... will get all of mine. As has happened in other trips and other stores, my traveling companion, Terry, did not convert the money correctly and was looking at this pendant for her daughter thinking it was $60. It was actually over $600. Sorry Jill, you are not getting the pendant.
UNESCO World Heritage site was up next. This is one of the major reasons I came to China.
We visited the Emperor Qinshihuangs Mausoleum Site Museum...more widely known as the Terra Cotta soldiers. ...
... to leave the plate behind. We were almost at the exit and I was lllloooonnnnggggg finished playing the bargaining game but obviously the stall holder hadn't and one final offer was made..."name your price". Apparently I was playing the disinterested buyer role perfectly! So I did...I named a price that I would be happy to pay...and we are now the proud owners of the red lacquered plate! And to make me feel like I had driven a hard bargain, The stall holder said I had to pay cash! ...
... most amazing place, was next. This was such a treat we felt like royalty we were treated so well. The place we walked into was like a small banquet room in a Las Vegas executive suite. The stunning ambience was paired with equally amazing food. The best food we have had on the trip,maybe even some of the most gourmet food we have ever had. We returned to the school after a leisurely lunch and took a Chinese calligraphy class. The best students greeted us ...
... called 'the first noodle under the sun'. It was super cheap and tasted delicious! Unfortunately though, something didnt free to me causing me to be up all night - AGAIN! Grrrr
Throroughly recommend Xi'an to anyone. It's a very cool place, very clean, very hustle bustle and the combination of run down China against the modern shopping centres was great. But mainly - the trips that we did from this place were some of the best so far!
P.S. - No injuries ...
We had planned to go see the terracotta warriors but James was still feeling under the weather (ha) so we stayed in Xi'an for the day. We had breakfast at starbucks and headed back into the Muslim quarter to buy the bits we missed the day before. I ended up doing my first bit of haggling and bought a traditional 'handmade silk' chinese dress - knocked down from five hundred and something, but she ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking