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... Chinese also gave him a hard time for talking to me). Uuugh! Groups! We finally arrived at the Terracotta Museum and started at Pit 3, which had a few pieces but was quite small. You can tell who was a commander or higher in rank by the hairpiece, the armour and if the shoes curled up. Pit 2 was not as interesting because everything was covered up but they had a few pieces on display but the grand finale was pit 1. Here you got ...
... were doing things alone, but most were in groups.
I then went west, and after going down the coolest little alley with all sorts of food, veg, fruit, clothing, stalls came out onto Shiyuan Lu, and a bit further along was the East gate of the Xi'an city wall.
I didnt go inside this time, but walked all the way down to the south east corner, then back along Xianning Xilu and past Xingqing Palace ...
... the building to go take a peek at the local ping pong tournament. It was so intense compared to the way we play ping pong.
The food here is also really different. We are so used to eatting Americanized "Chinese" food so getting a taste of authentic Chinese food was unexpected. We still haven't gotten to taste a whole lot of food yet. :) The broccoli and greens are delicious! Never thought that veggies could be so tasty ...
... veils - you'd have trouble deciding that it was a Muslim area.
This was one of the high points of the tour for me. I've been so looking forward to seeing The Terra Cotta Warriors! I wasn't disappointed - magnificent! Crafted of clay over 2,200 years ago they were first discovered in 1974 by a farmer digging a well. He reported his find and the ...
... even mates only share a cage during mating season, and they're separated.
The zoo also contained black bears, vultures, eagles, red pandas, and even golden monkeys. The golden monkeys were in cages with their mothers though as our tour guide brought fresh leaves for the monkeys, the mother snatched them all leaving none for her babies. Bill had a run in with a Golden Tartan as he was brave enough to go to the bars and pet him as he made the weirdest cry ...