Jingyuan Shuanglong Hotel
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... areas to given you an idea of how complicated this is.
We actually had lunch before seeing the terracotta army, at a tea house. I guess the food wasn't all that great there, because Christian and Joe arranged to have box lunches from Starbucks brought in. They were pretty good - 3 little sandwiches of duck, tuna and veggie, and a piece of pound cake for dessert. We then had a tea pouring demonstration, a little different from the others in that ...
... the square so we set off walking and eventually we found the hotel we were booked into.
By this time it was about 7pm and we were all feeling a wee bit peckish. We decided to go for a wander outside and see if we could find some local food for our dinner. When we got outside onto the street we realised the area wasn't one that had little Mom and Pop restaurants on every corner and we didn't really want to be boring and ...
... a jelly tofu like substance.
The following day some friends arrive and after a very drawn out attempt to find their hostel we finally give in and find someone to call. It turns out that the hostel moved a few years ago and the out of date guidebook we have as the old location. We've spent nearly two hours walking around to no avail. Fortunately they send a car and we are soon whisked off to the right location. With most of the day gone ...
... in 1974 accidentally by some farmers who were digging a well. There are three archaeological pits but pit one is the main one which you always see in pictures with all of then reassembled and standing in lines just like they would have done originally. We had some free time to look around and take pictures. It was busy so hard to get pictures but I managed to squeeze in for a few! After looking around we went and had lunch nearby and then got ...
... where fireworks were going off. ~~ that was my 4th of July fireworks this year.
Then we met up with Laura. We ate a really good lunch. After we stuffed ourselves, we went to KTV for an hour of karaoke before we left.
My birthday is at the end of July, which Alice knew, so she surprised me with a cake with candles and everything. The cake was really good, especially when we realized that the "chocolate chips" ...