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... to be buried with my shoes. Secondly, he decided to sacrifice a large number of small children to the heavens and, in return , received the elixir of eternal life. Unfortunately, said elixir contained mercury and he died suddenly at the age of 49 of what must surely be one of the earliest recorded medication errors.
Our trip to see the warriors was long but well worth every uncomfortable minute in the van. The three facilities that house them are modern and handle even ...
On Friday, 5/22, we travelled for about an hour to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. It was an impressive display and enjoyed by all. Below are images from each of the three pits. After the museum we had a buffet lunch and then went shopping. For many, this was the first time they attempted bargaining! A special thank you to the Tie Yi student whose family ran a small shop outside the site and gave us free water and ice cream! This student also accompanied us ...
... Was it scary?!
Well to be honest, not really, but I loved it! You have to wear a harness and you're clipped to the chains all the time. So there isn't any risk of falling over, unless you do something stupid, like unhook your harness. Still, it was fun and definitely the highlight of the trip. I highly recommend everyone to make a visit to Hua Shan if you are ever in Xi'an. And of course, don't miss the plank walk!
... as dusk fell.
We went inside the wall and found a Muslim street cafe. I had a vegetarian noodle dish. We saw the owner make the fresh noodles as we ate.
We then wandered around the town, which is now mostly modern with tiny streets off the main area, and stopped at another street cafe for a cold beer.
Xi'an had been very polluted when I had woken up, but it cleared during the day and was a fabulous evening.
... different and signed underneath by the artist. If an artist made a faulty statue his head was cut off, along with three generations of his family. Hence the high standard of the work. The warriors were to protect the emperor in the afterlife. All but one warrior was destroyed and it now appears in a glass cabinet.
In the afternoon we headed to a Foreign Language School. We saw a demonstration English lesson followed by interaction with the students ...