Empark Grand Hotel
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... It was packed when we arrived but we had our own English speaking tour guide and once we got inside, despite it being busy, was by far not a "really" busy day according to our guide. She said that 7 million people visit a year. The warriors were found in 1974 when farmers were drilling for a well. They uncovered a vault that contained thousands of terracotta warriors and horses in battle formation. It has been discovered that this life sized army was made to guard over Qin ...
... to a place like it, plates of sushi circle around you and you take what you want. An Italian family sat next to me and we talked for a little while. That is the fist time I have encountered foreigners that aren't Russian or American! Then of course we went back to the arcade where I talked Heather into renting Segways to ride around the arcade. That was really fun. Chinese people were looking at us like we were crazy. Then ...
... like a plum. I took one up to my room to have later. As we were running late, I quickly went up stairs as I need to call to get some clothes washed, I got 5 pieces done and it cost me 144 yuan which is like $28-80 Australian. We'll we weren't too bad for time as we were still waiting on a few others too. We got onto the bus and we were off to the Shaanxi History Museum. This museum is the first national-owned modern museum in China and was opened to ...
... we met a lovely Frenchman named Stephane (pronounced Ste-fan) whom we eventually got to know very well :) Just after the show the 20 of us foreign tourists had to wait for the bus home. Rachel (always in such a cute manner) warned us of the difficulty getting a large group onto a bus amongst the crowd and to run for the next 610... It must of been hilarious for the locals when the stampede of tall westerners bolted onto the bus! 610.....Ruuuuuuun!!!!..... ...
... seen where you could order ice-cream high tea. We however opted for a Belgium chocolate ball…a chocolate shell the size of a melon filled with 8 scoops of yummy icecream - it was a good job we chose to share this.
The next day we woke to sunshine and headed in search of the bus to Terracotta Warriors. For once we found an orderly queue for the bus – this appears to be ...