Travels with Elizabeth

Adventures Around the World

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Fengdu – City of Ghosts

After a good sleep in the gently rocking boat, we had a nice buffet breakfast, but nothing like the spreads we’ve been used to.  Very foggy/smoggy again today.   Can’t see much – only the very near hills .  I went for a massage.  Got cheated out of 10 minutes – supposed to be 80 minutes long but I only got 70 minutes.  OK massage – a lot of brisk rubbing over the same areas; guess this is for circulation – no deep tissue.  Continue reading

Xi’an – Big Wild Goose Pagoda

We started this very cloudy (smoggy) morning with a relatively short ride south of town to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Da Ci’en Si Temple and Monastery.  A short walk through a park led us to the leaning 210 feet tall pagoda – it has a definite list to the right.  It was built in 652 AD by the Emperor to house the sacred Buddhist texts that were brought back from India by the monk, Xuanzang.

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