Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday was a day full of travel. We left for the airport in the morning and flew to Xian. Because of the size of our group, we had to split up onto two separate flights. The second flight was delayed, so the first group waited at the airport for half an hour. After welcoming the second group of students, we climbed on a bus with air conditioning too weak compared to the hot weather and drove out to Xian. This city is a lot smaller than Beijing, but the pollution here is worse. Our hotel is just outside of the wall in Xian which surrounds the inner part of the city. Our hotel is nice here and we received a warm welcome from Search Sino (one of the companies that we will visit in Xian).