Hao Jie Hotel
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... cotta warriors. Each one is made from the terra cotta clay dirt in the area that was molded and then baked. We were fortunate enough to visit the reproduction factory prior to our visit where they showed us the entire process. I noticed that every person working on the reproductions were older gentlemen - skilled craftsmen whose years of experience guided their hands to bring the warriors out of the clay. Once we left ...
We had breakfast at the hotel, the first vaguely western since we have been in China and then went for a walk around the streets outside the hotel, a street vendor was doing a good business in a pancake type dish (evidently westerners call them Chinese pizzas) but we had already eaten so I video the making of it, I will try to upload it to youtube.
Dali li picked us up on time and we took about 45mins to get to the Terracotta ...
Pre Blog After a guided tour around the rest of Xi'an and maybe visiting the Great Mosque, the Temple of the eight importals we depart on our second overnight train (16 hours this time - getting longer) towards Shanghai Live Blog Donna went to bed last night streaming with cold. How can you get a cold in these temperatures ? Our train does not depart until 6pm tonight and everyone decided to have a free day - leisurely Mark and ...
... time we've had here.
... about history and some of the teachings of Confucius. There is also a collection of historically and culturally valuable Buddhist statues. Oh, and they are stunning, too. The grounds are gorgeous, and really peaeful. A great afternoon!
The first of our graduates is up today! Happy Graduation, Rob! Congratulations!!!!! We are thrilled for you!
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