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... As clíonas name obviously doesn't exist in Chinese the lady translates it by sound. She paints our names on watercolour paper finished with small flowers and her stamped name. Another souvenir! Des and Cian reappear, des bought presents for us. A calligraphy book for Clíona and chinese tea for Miriam. Super sweet.
We head back up the street, Cian somehow finds a really cool shop with handcrafted things. He buys cutlery sets, including chops sticks in ...
... of my characteristically low whelming point. On our way back, we took a long way round and came across the old Muslim quarter. There was a plethora of unusual food being sold here, from spicy jelly to deep fried maybe mushroom, maybe squid, maybe something else.
A rotation of the Earth later, we beheld the spectacle of The Terracotta Warriors. By this point, my internal GPS must have been malfunctioning, being unable to prevent myself from ...
... bird today, but the others have all been small birds in cages, which looks sad. Haven't seen any cats yet, but now up to about 6 dogs. A little different from St Heliers!
Xi'an has a huge amount of construction going on, both buidlings and roading. There is obvioulsy quite a bit of money being spent here, which should be good for the local workers, and in turn good for organisations like EF who need parents who can pay to send their kids along to us. ...
... as a nice escape from the busy city and the heat. This temple is located a couple blocks west of the South gate of the city wall. Xian's old city wall is completely restored much as it was a thousand years ago. It's easy to visualize life in 10th century China in a city such as Xi'an. Many Chinese cities still have walls and gates in various states of decay, this is the first completely restored city wall that I have seen. One can ...
... bottle to have a wash in the morning or just a baby wipe clean. Terracotta army, Goose Pagoda light show and cave exploration are in the plans.
Anyway – enough drivel – enjoy the photos of the gorgeousnesses and I’ll update panda facts later – once we’ve researched them ourselves!! RealGap and I to I are definitely getting some feedback from all of us - we're here to do more and feel we are making an active ...