Jinshi International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... preserved warriors and horses because the contents of this pit had not been burned (unlike the other two pits). Inside the building covering this pit is much darker than in No. 1 Pit in order to better preserve the statues.
Finally we went into No. 2 Pit, which is about 1/3 the size of No. 1 Pit. It has about 1,300 warriors and horses but most are still the same as when they were found, having fallen over and been broken. The spectacular statues ...
... hot chilli dishes and non English speaking waitresses. With the aid of the picture menu we managed to order without resorting to animal noises although the vegetables proved a bit of a problem. Last night we ate street food, there are lots of street vendors and you buy a skewer of meat from one, a pot of something from another and so on down the street. It seems to be a Muslim speciality we have met a similar arrangement in the main squares in Marrakech and Stonetown, Zanzibar. ...
... you are constantly looking down to avoid the greenies lining the streets. Not great but to the Chinese it's completely normal. Anyway the highlight...the terracotta warriors. After a 50 minute bus ride from the local station we arrived. A huge site that was previously farm fields until the farm owner in 1974 was digging for a well and made the discovery. We got off the bus and after a short walk to the ticket office we noticed another head scratching but this ...
... get at a Chinese restaurant back home. They use a lot of flour in their noodles and dumplings. A typical meal would consist of 3 or 4 hot dishes. Some with meat such as pork chicken or beef others with all sorts of fungi and leafy veg. They also have cold dishes with maybe leeks, lotus, bamboo beans and chillies and cucumber with garlic (plenty garlic). The ladies apartment is in a high rise , on the 10th floor. Her apartment ...
... the Ming dynasty in the 1300s. Some people were riding bikes along the wall, which looked like a lot of fun if we had more time and energy.
We had hoped to catch up with some friends who were also in Xi'an for the day. We found out that we were all at the terra cotta warriors at the same time, but there were so many people there, that we missed each other.
Xi'an weather: high of 91 degrees
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