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... or hands, some with horses, some kneeling. The smallest pit is the best in some ways, because it has been fully excavated, but the 2 larger pits are awesome in scale, and show what a mammoth task still lies ahead to dig out the rest. I hear that those of you in the UK are having temperatures to rival ours. We 'only' topped 29 today, though humidity is high, which makes it feel sticky. We arrived back this evening about 5 mins before it began to ...
... of the weekend but I also spent some time shopping in not one, not two, but three different malls! My most successful place being the large, cheap and youthful (to quote Sapphire) shop in the basement of a ritzy expensive one. I also learned that in China they do not sell women's shoes above an American 8.5. Apparently all(approximately) 75 million women in China have small feet. I ended up buying men's knock off converse for $9 because I'm not Chinese and don't have ...
... vacation is now coming to a close. We have had an amazing journey. Words and pictures can never depict the true essence of all we have experienced. It truly is the trip of a lifetime. And to share it with siblings was unforgettable.
Thank you China for helping us to experience your culture and beautiful country side. It will live on in our hearts and memories forever.
... making the longest city wall in the world, and it stands 12 metres high. It is also 18 metres wide at the bottom and 15 metres at the top. Pretty impressive. The Bell Tower of Xi'an was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, and is a symbol of the city and one of the grandest of its kind in China. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty. The tower is 40 metres high and was built using brick and timber.base is ...
... to lunch time. We met another couple just started their travelling, Martin and Debbie, and had a good chat with them before we left which was really nice. They gave us lots of helpful tips on Hong Kong which was really good.
We made our way down to the Muslim Quarter to visit the great Mosque. Before we reached that we managed to get an excellent map from the tourist center for free which was very useful. She said it was the last one, which I ...