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Today was our last day in Beijing and we left with mixed feelings, sad to be leaving such a great city with more to explore but also excited to go out an explore Xi'an. The train station was bustling and we had to ensure we got on the train first so we would have room for our bags. We were successful because of Wyman and Vivienne who are both every …
Saturday began with an enjoyable breakfast in the hotel before we headed to the city wall so we could cycle around its 14km length. The wall itself is an impressive structure, built in 8 years in 1370. It was a real delight to cycle around and feel like you were getting some exercise. The marathon is held here with runners completing 3 cycles of …
So it's official, I am in love with China! As impressive as Beijing was, Xi'an was exactly what I expected China to feel like - hot, with lots of chaotic noise, smells and flavours. I was sad to leave the city this morning as we made our way out through the suburbs to the resting place of the Terracotta Army. The chaos of the Monday morning traffic was great and I saw so many sights of normal Chinese life that are so different to western ways that I just wished I could ...
... street vendors before clamoring to find a taxi home to get some rest for the next long day of school and evening in the city. A few weekends, I ended up going out for several days surviving with just what was
packed in my school bag on Friday. China was sometimes scary, but at least it was never dull.
The past 6 weeks have been the fastest ones of my life. But they've also been the most adventurous, joyful, and exciting weeks ...
... General after four years of power, this general knew of the Terracotta army and ordered for it to be destroyed and the valuable weapons removed when he became Emperor. Shame really! Despite knowing where Emperor Qin ' tomb is located, no one to this day has entered it (there are robbery holes around it) it is thought to be so booby trapped it is far too dangerous to enter. We had lunch at the on site restaurant, it was really nice food. Cathy, our tour guide, ...