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... life-size statues of horses, which would have been pulling wooden chariots originally.
It is believed that construction of the pit began in 221 BC. At the end of the Qin Dynasty in 207 BC, a prominent military leader called Xiang Yu set fire to the pit, which caused it to collapse and damage or destroy many of the warriors and horses.
We then walked through to No. 3 Pit, which is C-shaped and much smaller than No. 1 Pit. There are ...
... simple things like tea bags, coffee or cans of beer. There are plenty of supermarkets but they are hidden away inside office buildings so unless you know where they are you can spend ages looking. Food is always an important part of our holidays, in Beijing we found some smashing restaurants, here in Xian we are staying close to the Muslim area which seems to be the in place to eat. On Wednesday night we ate in a large restaurant spread over three floors which seemed to ...
... when your cold and really fancy a nice cuppa and a biscuit. While we have been wondering the streets we have come across a disgusting and messy habit that all Chinese people do on a regular annoying basis...phlegm spitting! It doesn't matter if your male of female indoors or outdoors they spit! Seems like they drag it up from the bottom of their stomach and then let fly...vile. Yes I know we all do it but while your in a restaurant? When your walking around it ...
... br> We were told there is a very small Muslim population in China and most have a moderate approach to their religion because of the need to work. Muslims pray 5 times every day. the religion here has been adapted to Chinese life and very few speak Arabic.
From the Muslim quarter we visited a local lady and she prepared a typical Chinese lunch for us and Debbie helped make dumplings. The meals here are nothing like the fare ...
... About an hour and half long of Chinese ladies (and some men) strutting around in ridiculous outfits. Most of the outfits were unrealistic even for Chinese standards but that made it more entertaining. We had a big group of foreigners there, maybe 8 of us for a couple different countries so the banter of the legitimacy of the outfits was interesting as many of the Europeans fought for the legitimacy of capri pants on men.