Walked part of the city wall
07.04.2005 - 09.04.2005
Thu 7 Chartered bus to the airport for the 09:45 flight to Xi'an (1200 Km NW). Visited a special school for handicapped young people staffed by volunteer local college students. There's no social welfare to speak of. Special dumpling dinner.
Fri 8 Chartered bus to see the Terracotta Warriors - huge area and awesome task. Noodles for lunch and the Big Goose Pagoda, so many significant sites. We say goodbye to “Happy” Helen here as she has to prepare to take the next tour from Hong Kong. Hot Pot dinner.
Sat 9 Visit and walk part of the City Wall, the Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque. Crossing a busy road, Jenny almost froze, I had to drag her to the far side. She doesn’t have my faith in their driving and she physically shook for 5 minutes. Lunch along the way and back to the hotel to await the chartered bus to the train station. Train to Beijing departs at 19:30 and we are heading North East.