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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... the western bus terminus. Determined old buggers we boarded another 606 going back and retraced our steps, finally alighting at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The best thing we have yet seen in China with hints of awe and wonder particularly associated with the Buddhas, pictures in sculpted coloured stone and gardens. We are staying at a Citadines apartment which is a massive chic pad on the tenth floor with glorious views over the old city. There is even BBC World; curious ...
... figures. No two warriors are
identical and the exhibition allowed you to see up close how detailed each was.
Their heights were dependent on rank and each type of warrior (archer, guard,
etc.) had various standing and kneeling positions in relation to their role
within the army. The men even had detailed and outlined fingernails!
The first pit was by far the grandest, and
the recommendation by the Lonely Planet should be taken on by anyone ...
... funniness from me.)
What was your favorite part about your visit? Laying
in your bed and crying while I was sick. I'm kidding. My favorite part
was probably zooming around the city wall on our tandem bike. 1) Because
I liked being in control of my transportation. It was the only time
that I was driving instead of someone else driving for me. 2) Because
you squealed through 1/2 of the bike ride. I'm not sure of your squeals
... learnt how to play a game called Space Chickens in their local "Bar Street" with 4 other backpackers that we met at the hostel. We didn't have too late of a night as we were tired from the night before and a full day seeing the terracotta army.
We caught the bullet train from Xi'an to our final destination in China... Beijing. Where we would get to see the Great Wall of China amongst other things. Can't wait!
... team the reaction may be a little more subdued as the people are more exposed to taller players and the plays that come along with being tall. Either way, it gave me some good street cred and may have been the original of my nickname Gao Shan, its my streetball name. I have also dabbled in a little soccer as you can see below. Certainly not my sport but I like the exercise and goal celebrations.