Orient Hotel Xi'an
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I had to go to the terracotta warriors alone because Carl thought the line would be too long. It was a big mess and lots of people were cutting in, so I just cut in too. He didn't like it so he left.
I got there and I just thought everything was so fake looking and inauthentic. They left some artifacts in the ground in a "haphazard" style. Like "oh look at how rugged this is, we just left these pieces here for you to look at, we didn't dig them out yet". Except they've been that ...
... in 1974 by some farmers who wanted to make a well and not during the cultural revolution, or we would not have been able to see this wonder! After lunch we went to see the tomb of Qin Shi Huang but it was a bit disappointing as his tomb is buried under a big mound - and is now a hill. Actually the tomb still needs to be excavated but may take awhile as high levels of mercury were found in the surrounding soil. After what seemed to ...
... they were some kind of God that he then started to worship. Now his "job" is to sign books. If the tour had given us enough time I probably would have got one.
We learnt a bit about how they were made and why. The emperor that made them was a total nut-job, but he also united China. We visited his tomb, which was pretty underwhelming. We also saw a neolithic Chinese village, which was okay. Skeletons and pots 'n' stuff.
... 2.50. It was surely better than the instant noodles that most people were wolfing down. Train travel is very popular in China, and, as I mentioned in an earlier post, it's important to get your ticket as far in advance as possible before they run out. While standing in line to pick up my pre-reserved tickets, I noticed that most of the trains for the next two days had big zeros listed for their availability. Also, be sure to arrive very early at ...
... Too chewy and not much taste. The asian section is also very interesting. You can chose your own ingredients and the chefs make up what you pick in a hot pot. The staff are very friendly and assist with condiments. Some of the ingredients are new and strange but all delightful to eat. Tomorrow we have a big day planned so back to the grog shop for some wine , a couple of drinks, a quick check of our email and off to bed.