Grand Noble Hotel
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Breakfast at the Grand Noble Hotel was nearly as big as the one in Beijing and Brennan was happy it included omelets. We tried dragon fruit (red peel with white fruit that is speckled with black seeds) which was very tasty. Yesterday we tried dragon eye fruit which had a hard green/brown peel with an eyeball inside (white with a pit). Dave and I …
... in the sunshine which was much nicer. Back in the van, the reviews of the food were not glad which made me happy that we used a bit of savvy. From here we travelled to the Tomb of the Emperor Qinshihaung (sadly with Lilly) and got out the car to a newly renovated park. Here we went through the barriers and to the map. Here we had a lesson in how not to talk to people as we had a bit of an honest discussion with Lilly that went along the lines of the Spanish man telling her to ...
Coming to China I was a little apprehensive about living with people that I've never met before and that didn't speak any English. My Chinese is less than stellar since I only took Chinese for three months at CCBC. Now normally I would consider myself a pretty outgoing person but this was beyond anything I had ever done before and I was nervous to ...
... warriors were fascinating, how they remained undiscovered for so long is remarkable in itself but then when learning about how and why they came to be there and the fact that there are potentially still 10's of thousands of warriors still undiscovered is amazing! To think that in my life time no one will actually know exactly how many warriors there are and no one will be able to enter the tomb which they guard is exciting, it's good that ...
... all previous rulers, even the hegemon, were Kings). His Dynasty was given the colour black (water) in the same way that the previous Zhou Dynasty had been red (fire) and the Xia Dynasty had been yellow (earth). His flags, armour, etc were all black.
His first act was to reduce all the States from independent Kingdoms under a main ruler (as it had been) to 36 commanderies (and these were subdivided into districts, counties, 100-families). People were no ...