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... br> Lunch is at a teashop and restaurant within the complex. We are treated to a tea ceremony display, and sample several types of the beverage. As we drive back through the suburbs we notice that the shops in the outskirts are rather untidy and old-fashioned - presumably this is where the locals shop - but as we progress towards the centre the level of visible affluence increases culminating in a Lamborghini showroom.
Our next ...
... holds the rows and rows of warriors you would have seen in photos. What I didn't realise was that most have now been painstakingly pieced together, as an enemy of Emperor Qin raided the tomb and burned and tried to destroy the statues. Subsequently, when they were found, many were in pieces. Looking at the site we also realised that only a fraction of what is there has been excavated. This is a full time job for several generations of archaeologists.
Pit 3 was ...
The moment you all have been waiting for: we finally get to see the terracotta warriors! So this morning we had the yang ro pao muo, which was way to oily to be consumed in the morning (my opinion you have yours). After our unfortunate little breakfast mishap we walked out and found a man making candy animals. We were curious and also I really wanted one, so we bought a dragon fresh made :O Sadly the dragon didn't last long due to the humidity and it crashed to the ground when ...
Today I went shopping with Alice and her parents.
Alice was really happy today. Usually she's so stressed from studying that I can barely get a smile out of her, but today she was laughing and smiling which made me so happy because she doesn't get to do that a lot.
We went into a men's clothing store so my Dad could get some shoes.
That was no short process.
So we were in there for a while and Alice and my ...
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With plans constantly changing and last minute decisions, school has been very hectic. We've been finding that we have a lot of free time, about 2-3 hours a day, on our hands. Rather than sitting around doing nothing, napping, or being bored, why not play badminton? Elizabeth and I thought it would be not only fun, but a good way to ...
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