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... Of course the entire purpose of this was to have us purchase their tea on our way out of the door. Some tea costs upwards of $100 an ounce.
Our flight on China Eastern was at 1 pm, so we headed for the airport. The flight to Xi'an (pronounced "She-On") was two hours. Tonight we will be staying at the Shangra-La Hotel.
This evening we attended a dinner/ show presentation of The Ting Dynasty. The venue ...
... some Halva from some passing South African tourists (not that she liked it!), and a cute little steamed bun that looked like a rabbit, but was very disappointingly filled with red bean paste. It's vile and they sneak it into everything that looks good - smoothies, cakes, ice cream, tea, you name it and they bean it. We somehow found our way through a tiny market to the Great Mosque, parts of which were built in the 8th ...
... easily walk around the perimeter and not see the same warrior in the same way. Every new group seemed to amaze. Reflecting on the age and purpose of the statues it was easy to lose oneself in the past. To imagine the workers (estimated 700,000) crafting the horse figures and the warriors, to picture the rows of spears and halberds now vanished, the chariots now too victims of the centuries, and to contemplate the power and influence Qin Shi Huang Ling ...
... finished we headed off to bed as were exhausted and we had a long day ahead of us.
We woke up early to meet out tour guide in the hostel lobby ready to take a tour of the famous Terracotta Warriors, this was our main reason for coming to Xian. Once everyone was there we made our way onto the bus. There was about 12 of us altogether and she got us to quickly introduce ourselves and say where we were from, which showed there was a good mix of nationalities between ...
Almost turned into a Buddhist in a temple in x'ian so peaceful loved it. Full day of rain, like last Monday and the Great Wall. Starting to think it only rains on Mondays in china. Had a dumpling banquet and feel so full but it was so good. YUM Over and out ...