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... grey looking, but the experience of using public transport soon brightened us all up. On reaching Tiananmen Square we entered next to the building which houses Chairman Mao's body. He's in a crystal coffin that they bring up from a vault daily for the masses to file past. Needless to say we didn't plan to do this! We crossed this massive area, after being warned by our guide Jenny not to discuss anything political while we were there. Apparently ...
... extremely welcoming and so were the people of Xian. China is an amazing confidence booster, after photo shoots and gifts, I felt so loved. My favorite field trip by far was the cultural town. I was able to satisfy my shopping habit and my food curiosity in one place, even though admitting it is strange, eating scorpion was a highlight of my trip. I can't imagine life without waking up every morning to honking and laughing babies, taking the bus, grabbing taxis and living a ...
... touching things so we had to go back to the car but I saw sam go back in and asked mummy where he was going and she said to buy an emperor so I asked whether I could go with them and my mummy said yes. Then we went to the proper Terracotta Army and they were massive first we went to have lunch because the lunch place was about to close and then we looked at pit number 3. Pit number 3 had some complete and ...
... copies of the guidebook, thus generating more revenue. Good old Bill!
Built in 40 years, by hundreds of thousands of labourers, over 2000 years ago, the army stands guard over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang. He succeeded in unifying China for the first time and initiated the construction of the Great Wall. Clearly he thought he would be ruling in the next life and needed an army of over 6000 men ...
... said we’d rather take it easy and see one of the city’s pagodas, Alex dragged us off to the nearby city walls and gave us a couple of bikes and told us we had 100mins and that the walls were 14km long......yipee. Now I haven’t been on a bike in a good 15 years, so it was a pretty interesting experience to have to relearn when knackered, not really dressed for the occasion and carting around a really heavy bag.
We made it about halfway round ...