We met Marvin, our guide, at 9 am and headed for the Xi’An City Wall.
The City Wall, still intact, forms a 9 mile rectangle around the center of the city.From the wall we had the chance to observe a elderly man doing Tai Chi exercises. Watch the following video to learn how Chinese children learn Tai Chi with a special Mnemonic device:
A big watermelon
Take a knife and cut it in half
One half for me
One half for you.
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After our morning Tai Chi exercises we headed for yet another new experience: The Hot Pot. We were served plates after plates of Tofu, vegetables and meat. Using choatpsticks, we dropped our uncooked food from the plates to a hot pot (fondue pot) of boiling water. After a few minutes, we then retrieved the cooked food from the Hot Pot to our plate… No need to ask…we were the messiest customers. The server must have felt sorry for us, since she was adding food to the ports for us and also taking it out. Aside from our inability of using chopsticks effectively, this meal experience ranks high at our top-10-food-list.
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