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kelstar’s Travel Diary

Monday, 19 May 2008

Location: Xian, China

MapWe experienced a very moving day, at 1428pm we were leaving our hostel (same time of the quake last week) when everyone stopped for 3 minutes silence. The entire city came to a stand still. Police stopped the traffic, utter silence. Well it was until the cars paid their own tribute and for the entire 3 mins sat on their horns....So for the next 3 days they have stopped the torch relay, stopped tv programs (all 50 odd channels are just showing the same thing- the quake news), all shows/performances cancelled- all in honour of those who lost their lives and have been left homeless.
We have since found out that over 1000 people died and countless still missing where we were....we were extremely lucky!