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... little later that night it became evident that this was happening to poor Susan. As we pulled up to our hotel, the stunning Shangri-La Hotel with an amazing entry way styled after traditional Chinese temple architecture, Bree and I were a bit confused. Before confirming everything for our tour we had gone through and purposefully selected very modest (and mostly government run) hotels in order to help keep the costs down, and this hotel did not fit with that AT ALL. We ...
... the site. Our tour guide was a tiny, energetic Chinese woman called Jaja, who was lovely, if a little too efficient haha! She gave us a little information on the warriors and what our plan for the day was. In 1974 a farmer drilled a well for water and uncovered a piece of a terracotta warrior. This led to finding thousands of warriors and horses in battle formation. This army was built by the insane emperor Qin Shi Huang, who was the one who unified ...
... to admit how close I came to relocating to the floor (yes the floor of an overcrowded Chinese train) just so I could lie down. Not my proudest moment. Lucklily for our next trip we've been able to secure soft sleepers, even though we have been put in completely separate carriages.
So the first day in Xi'an we wandered around the city (although extremely exhausted after the train ride) and had a look at the ...
... br> We have heard mixed reviews of the Terracotta Warriors, from overwhelming to a bit underwhelming. We knew that each warrior's face was different, and so expected that. But when I looked closely, and saw that each hand was positioned in a slightly different way, and hairstyle, I became fascinated. These are the faces, hairstyles, and stances of the men who created these figures. They used each other as ...
... like the great wall, but it is an interesting piece of history and is unique in its own way. The walls are slightly slanted, and there are archer holes every feet; the bricks are packed so closely together that it seems impenetrable. It's hard to imagine some random enemy attempting to attack this thing--it is dense. Though, of course, I don't know exactly what it was like hundreds of years ago. I'm sure it's been renovated endlessly, but I'm sure it's retained a general shape ...