Jinshi International Hotel
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Xi’an is a modern city with about 6 million inhabitants. We were staying very close to the centre of the city in a town car park and caught the bus into town to go to the top of The Bell Tower and The Drum Tower. The Bell tower is in the city square and we stood to watch the traffic slowly swirl around the base after the long straight drive on the wide roads down to the square, it was beautiful to watch the small electric scooters, push-bikes, cars ...
... vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's thomb. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits. Quin Shi Huang is best know for uniting China by defeating the other seven kingdoms. He built ...
... Only one kneeling archer was found fully intact, and it is beautiful to see. The statues were originally all richly colored, but upon being exposed to the air, the colors disintegrated in only a few hours. They are waiting to excavate many of the remaining pits until they have better preservation techniques for the colors and silk.
After our visit to the Terra Cotta Soldiers, we headed back to town and went to a famous local restaurant for mutton ...
... almost-blue sky day.
On a more positive note, the temperature has warmed up a lot in the last week, and we are almost making it into double digit positive temps during the day. I haven't needed my gloves so much this week, and the overnight temp has been noticeably milder which makes the walk home at 9.30/10pm a little better. I'm still a little disappointed that we didn't get any snow though...
I also got a new flatmate last week, ...
I hope everyone is well and enjoying college football season. I have found a way ...