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... city (including a Walmart of all things!) the attempt was at least made to keep the building style as close to the traditional architecture as possible. When we arrived at the wall we headed up a huge staircase which brought us to the top and then we realized just how massive the wall itself was. Susan explained to us that it was nearly 15 meters wide and went nearly nine miles around the center of the city. As one of the oldest and best preserved city walls in China (and ...
... then the new invention of triangle sails. WOW, that looks difficult, I notice a heap of Chinese men were digging canals for water irrigation, the people say this is helping the water get transported to their crops faster, and helping cash crops grow as well. I see they are using a plow, using both oxen and horses to pull the plow faster, and get deeper in the soil. Because of this they started building homesteads and walls ...
... fresh pomegranate juice, a lamb skewer and a deep fried massive dumpling thing with beef in. It was all UNBELIEVABLY good, and only cost about £2.5 Ollie had the balls to try heart and squid...hmm... maybe next time. When we got back we joined in on the hostel antics, which was beer pong, English versus Chinese. we won. But not after downing a lot of pints and this god awful 67% spirit. It was a very fun night though, and funny that it was with so many ...
... convenient than queuing in a restaurant. In addition to the food, the main attraction of Xi'an is of course the Terracotta Warriors. Seen in full force, they are a piece of art, still being reassembled and worked on every day. They look most exciting when parts of them aren't quite pieced together, for being found in rubble - they look so natural like that. The main area of Xi'an is surrounded by its' original ...
... where he was from, I decided to chat with him. He was a very nice guy and it was fun to talk to someone else from Michigan for a little while.
Monday through Wednesday were a national holiday in China called the Dragon Boat Festival. I'm told the story behind the Dragon Boat Festival is about a Chinese emperor who was very sad. He decided to throw himself into a lake that had a lot of man-eating fish in it. The people liked this emperor very much and decided ...