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We left straight from Beijing and headed to Xi'an. Conor was most excited about this trip because Xi'an is the home of the newly found Terracotta Warriors. Once again we were met by some of the fabulous PACCAR employees who work in China and they arranged for us to have tours all day and evening - along with some wonderful food.
... shell before I came to China, but I feel like I've truly learned what it means to be Chinese here. That is, to be open, warm, and curious. My family and I would have crazy dinner table conversations about hot button issues in America, with my parents asking questions about my feelings, my opinions, and my experiences on the topics. Then they would proceed to kill me in mahjong with no regard for those feelings whatsoever. They're so much like my American family that I joke that ...
... Temple to have a wander in the light drizzly rain. Its barely enough to make puddles, and still quite warm, and the added bonus was that there was ************e at the Temple.
The gardens are quite pretty now, but the fairy roses made me a bit homesick thinking of my friends who have them in their gardens. Funny how sometimes its the most random things that get you, and I couldn't figure out why I looked at them and wanted to cry till just now.
An overdue hello from China. I just realized I had not written in almost a month. Time seems to be moving quickly as my day to day, week to week life here is becoming more of the norm. I am still enjoying Xian, the people and especially the ever expanding food choices. My biggest complaint at the beginning is still my biggest complaint now...there is just no good way to ...
... covering collapsed in places and some damage was done to the figures. The archaeological site is still in progress and pit 2 & 3 are still being worked. Broken figures are being renovated in the sites "hospital" to the rear.
The attached museum housed some of the almost perfect high ranking clay officers, the famous archer and chariots. I ...