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... Paxman interview can provide comfort when you are far from home. The Terracotta Warriors are the reason for most peoples' visit here and a jolly interesting place. Emperor Chin (Qin) was the single minded, cruel monster who first united, by force, the warring tribes of China. He went to the afterlife with 8,000 terracotta warriors, horses, chariots, treasures etc and the slaughtered workers, animals, birds and supplies needed for the world to come. Hopefully, God didn't let ...
... is a non-teaching day), i booked a hotel and flights and a tour to see the Terra-Cotta warriors in Xi'an. Xi'an is a 2-hour flight from Shanghai so at noon on Friday I boarded Eastern China Airways plane for the flight. I guess the surprising thing about the flight was that, despite a window seat, all you can see of China is grey cloud that covers the entire east and goes well inland (see where Xi'an is on a map). No clear sky, or even anything that resembles white fluffy ...
... of four stacked two high on either side of the cabin. The cabin's are closed off from the aisle, we've not splashed out on a soft sleeper yet but give us time and we may tire of our current class. The hard sleeper, our carriage of choice thus far, consists of compartments with 6 'hard' beds stacked three high on either side of the compartment. The beds aren't too hard to be fair, I find them perfectly comfortable. Our main bug bear with ...
The gardens and pond areas left a little bit to be desired....the photos will explain.
That evening we had a welcome dinner for a new teacher who has arrived from Poland. We went to a new restaurant - a bit fancy - they even had a massage chair in our private dining room, so there was lots of fun had with that.
Private dining rooms are the norm here for the bigger restaurants. While there ...
... Dutch a bedstee. In Pingyao we finally found a small Chinese flag to go on the back of our car ( next to the Australian, Thailand and Laos flag, we have unfortunately lost the Malaysian flag somewhere along the way). We spend the rest of our time enjoying our souvenirs we bought here; a Mahjong game, chess game, a Chinese calculator and a Red army medical bag.
After the old Chinese charm of Pingyao it was up to the big smoke.......... Beijing.