Jiaoda Nan Yang Hotel
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On this day we did "A Day in the Life" of a village family, in Donghan Village. Two families had been selected by OAT and half of our group went to each. Kerry and I were in the group that visited Fung Fung, a middle-class housewife whose husband was a truck driver. Her house, like the others in the village was two stories, had high ceilings and stone floors. She served us tea and cookies in her living ...
... fast we could go from the center to peak to the West peak, and back to the North peak. Condon said the climb from North peak to Center peak should take about two to three hours for the supposed 6,000 some stairs that doesn't seem correct. Just to rub it in his face, all the faster people and I decided to do it in less. Our final time to center peak was 1 hour and 12 minutes (for the record Condon, who is three times Chris' age, took just thirty three minutes ...
... ride. But here especially in a collectivist culture, my curly blonde hair and nose ring just stand all the more obviously to announce my non-belonging to the entire world. I can pretty accurately guess the first thing people think when they see me: 外国人. Being an outsider has given me a perspective I never had before, and being in China has enriched the way I think about the world.
Something that happens fairly frequently here ...
... in a large protective building greet the many visitors who can traverse the site in a ring that allows multiple views of the figures. There are numerous Chinese workers (I assume archeologists) dressed in blue who can be seen working to restore some of the figures. In these areas they do not allow photos however there are plenty of other angles to see and photograph the warriors.
At first sight there was no doubt this was everything it was billed as. ...
... brought lots of dishes for us to try. It was yummy I was particularly enjoying the sweet and sour chicken and we were both getting pretty good at eating with chopsticks by now!
We hopped back onto the minibus which was surprisingly quiet on the way back as everyone was shattered! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone as we had a great time and really loved getting the chance to see the Terracotta Warriors up close. An added bonus was getting to make ...