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Xian Educational Excursion
We had a smooth and thankfully uneventful journey this afternoon. Our flight was on time and the group arrived safely at Xian International Airport. We took a ten minute bus ride to the restaurant where the children called their parents before beginning dinner. The atmosphere remained electric and full of excitement all through dinner.
It was wonderful to note that none of the students seemed upset or in tears after chatting with their parents. We then spent about forty minutes getting to our hotel and briefing the students before checking in. The children have settled into their rooms and continue to remain in high spirits and are looking forward to tomorrow's activities.
Day One - 19 Apr 2009
Day Two - 20 Apr 2009
After we had a wonderful buffet breakfast at the hotel, we visited the over 400 years history of Gao Jia Da Yuan, where we watched a Shadow Play/ Shadow Puppetry - San da Baigujing (Monkey Hit Lady White Bone Thrice). Then we went to manual-of-muslim-street to have some souvenir shopping.
Since Shanxi History Museum was closed today, we therefore visited the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xing Qing Palace. Afterwards, we visited Xian Taoli Tourism and Cuisine Institute to learn about Chinese cooking and we also tried to make dumplings.