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We checked into our hotel in Xian on Thursday night after a bullet train ride from Luoyang - and crashed, awoken by our alarms at 6am for brekkie at 7 and a pick up by our guide Britney (Chinese name Roo) and our driver Mr Chen at 8am. Today we went to visit the Terracotta Warriors – an amazing recent discovery, the wall of Xian and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
About an hour out of Xian (after visit to a ceramics factory) we arrived at the site ...
... the Banpo people used
tools made primarily of wood and stone. Women, the crucial labor force,
were responsible for making pottery, spinning, and raising the family
while the men fished. These ruins of a Banpo village was discovered in
1953, when 45 houses, six pottery kilns, 200 storage pits, 250 adult's
tombs and children's burial jars, and 10,000 tools and utensils were
... the city, within the City Wall, we found out that there can be lots of traffic jams on the way. We soon acquired three young college girls keen to practice their English, they helped us find bus no.14 that would take us straight to the hotel! They spoke to the bus driver, the bus only cost ¥1 each! Ten stops and we were there right outside.... The Ibis is just what we need right now, after toying with death, abandoning our hotel plans at 1am, ...
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Just a hunch that although this isn't ...
... Xian mid afternoon and headed of to the Han Tang Inn. After being there a short time Jason received the call that informed him that he was being flown home from Xian via Hong Kong with his first flight being at 10.30am in the morning!! The only good thing was that he would be flying business class from Hong Kong to Heathrow.
By this time we had been joined by others in the group so it was time to have a few goodbye ...