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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... than what I did back home.
Tonight, I’ll be taking the 10:40 PM train from the Beijing West Railway Station to Xian, my next stop, I guess about 800 miles southwest of here. It will be an all-night trip. I am scheduled to arrive there at 9:30 tomorrow morning. While we are on the subject of Xian, I wanted to explain some of the pronunciation issues with Chinese. (not that I know that much about it)
To help facilitate ...
... is a non-teaching day), i booked a hotel and flights and a tour to see the Terra-Cotta warriors in Xi'an. Xi'an is a 2-hour flight from Shanghai so at noon on Friday I boarded Eastern China Airways plane for the flight. I guess the surprising thing about the flight was that, despite a window seat, all you can see of China is grey cloud that covers the entire east and goes well inland (see where Xi'an is on a map). No clear sky, or even anything that resembles white fluffy ...
We are staying with a wonderful family that has been so gracious and kind to us. We are staying with Toby, the sweetest boy that came to visit us.
Each of us has a different host or host family. We all spend the day together, as teachers and students from Lee's Summit, touring and learning and then are picked up by out host and taken to dinner or out to ...
... Muslim Quarter which was full of street vendors selling all sorts of food. I had some delicious chicken skewers, well I think it was chicken. It tasted like chicken although there were a lot of dogs roaming about, some of which I am sure will have ended up on someones dinner plate at a later date!!
I visited the area of the Drum and Bell Towers which are impressive looking buildings. Both were originally built in ...
... are open to the public. Pit No 1 is home to about 6000 life-size figures in a military formation marching east. Pit No 2 contains hundreds of chariot drivers, horses, cavalrymen and infantrymen. Pit No 3 is thought to be the army headquarters, with 70 high-ranking officers.
Pits No 4 and 5 are a work in progress - a very slow painstaking project with many archaeologists continually excavating and unearthing more ...
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