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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... he wanted his wise men to make him an elixir so that he would live forever. According to some, his trusted advisors slowly began to adding more and more mercury to his elixirs, to the point that he went insane. At that point, he began preparing an army that would always be loyal made up of clay solders who would defend him always, even in the afterlife. He had some 8,000 plus figures made of terra cotta, each with a different face to guard him in ...
... story ever again. It is so much fun to play with language with our guides. Both Jenny and Howard have had such a great sense of humour and are always looking for new words to add to their vocabulary. Jenny's new words are "dandelion", "tandem" and "silly goose". We left Howard with a few lasting gems including "epitaph", "faeces" (because he was referring to sh@# ) and "not happy Jan". Ha ha our lasting contributions to AustralianChinese relations. And before you ...
... and normally I can, normally I'll challenge myself for anything but this was really pushing my strength. We sat and ate lunch (figured I'd need some energy ready for this) before walking round to the start of the plank. The thing I didn't realise is that you also had to climb down some stairs (or metal rods embedded into the mountain) in order to get down to the plank. I blocked out all my fears and allowed the guy to get the harness on me - this had ...
... a thick foggy grey sky covering Xi'an (pronounced See-an). As it was 11pm we didn't want to mess about with the shuttle bus, so we jumped in a taxi, it was a long way to the centre, around 50km, the taxi cost 150¥ and didn't know where our hotel was that we had booked for the night, on a whim we just stopped the taxi in an area called Beilin, it was now 1am, we walked down a side street and found a hotel called GangYu Inn, it was ok for ...
... his feet. (At this point Rhianwyn was smiling thinking they would think he wanted a pair in his size). He then smelt the said shoe and gestured that it was smelly, then pretended to spray something in the shoe, smelt it again and smiled broadly whilst waving his arms around like a conductor. The ladies laughed but gestured back they didn't have any . . . Odour eater we presume but it could be shoes in Johns size?! The highlight of X'ian was the terracotta army. It ...