Chapter 1: Trip to San Antonio, Texas

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Fortunately, while I was here, the Center for International Education (CIE) of Baylor University has set a schedule trip to San Antonio, Texas for the international students as their program, so I could join on this trip. Just for your information, one of the CIE office program was schedule one trip each month during the semester. For this Spring semester, they schedule a trip to Dallas (cancelled due to a lack of participants), trip to San Antonio (also just had a few participants (six) but the CIE office decide not to cancel the trip, so thank you CIE), and trip to the Texas Ranch Party.

San Antonio, TX, the seventh largest city in the United  States has retained its sense of history and intense cultural fusion. The history and cultural fusion related to the Spain’s Colonial influence that began about 300 years ago. San Antonio, TX was really a beautiful city and has so many tourism attraction. For this trip, I just visited two tourism attraction, The San Antonio River Walk (include the Rivercenter Mall) and The Alamo and it took more that 7 hours to explore both of that place 😀

Me at The San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk

As stated at The San Antonio River Walk’s website, The River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River that loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks, lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and more. The River Walk also connects the major tourist draws at San Antonio from the Alamo to Rivercenter Mall, Arneson River Theatre and La Villita, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Pearl Brewery. This River Walk’s things really amaze me, especially when I was on the 35-minutes, informative tour along the world-famous San Antonio River Walk using the Rio San Antonio Cruises.

The Alamo

Beside the River Walk, I am also visiting a place that called The Alamo. Places where  189 Texas fighters held Santa Anna’s 4,000 troops at bay for 12 days, fighting to their deaths. The Alamo is located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas, and represents nearly 300 years of history. This place consist of three buildings – the Shrine, Long Barrack Museum and Gift Museum – house exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History. For more information about this place, you can visit their official website here.