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... largely intact, buried beneath the ground. In fact, not only had the wood supported earthen rooves collapsed over a thousand years ago, crushing the terracotta warriors; a rival warlord had plundered the tomb not long after the Emperor was entombed. Apparantly the bronze weapons were still of use to him, and his army apparantly smashed many of the warriors and left them there. So the ones that you see standing in their long rows have been ...
... and practicing English. Another great day in China!
The last time I wrote a blog entry it was our first day of school, Since then I have settled into my life in Xi'an and at Tie Yi. Tie Yi has its pros and its cons. Everyday except Monday my student has class until 5:45, which means I spend a lot of time at Tie Yi, something that I'm glad Towson does not do. However, for lunch we get an almost 3 hour lunch break which ...
... us this gigantic led screen that was the inside roof of a shopping center. We had a lot of fun just talking and walking around and enjoying the culture. It was so interesting to see all these people out on a Wednesday night dancing in the streets (most of them were older and Devon and I saw this one guy who was REALLY getting into it) but as soon as the clock struck 10 everyone left for home so we did too (which was nice because I was ...
... of a busy street. Because it was one of those top tube bikes I was able to put the bike down and run/hop out of there, probably doing 20km/h. the bike went skidding past me a few meters. I did hurt my knee on one of the gas bottles he had on the bike and so was only at 50% capacity for the rest of the riding days.
In order of visited places
City and city wall.
The city is crazy busy, the bell tower is just inside the south main ...
Friday was another day on the road--this time to the Fuping International Ceramics Museum. It was about an hour and a half outside of Xi'an, so we relaxed and took in the sights on the way there.
The museum is interesting, and has a kind of other-worldly feel to it. The buildings are rounded and domed outside, and inside are these enormous open spaces, all made of brick. It makes for interesting viewing of interesting art.
After a lunch of some ...