The Terracotta Army
Trip Start Nov 01, 2011
129Trip End Nov 01, 2012
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We spent the afternoon with a guide who took us round the three different "pits", and explained the reasons behind all of the armies small details. It was a great afternoon and undoubtedly the highlight of China so far.
The curse of the school holidays struck again as we could not book a train and were forced to take a 14 bus from Xi'an to Beijing. We vowed, hopefully for the last time, never to take a bus in China again as we arrived in to the hostel at 1.30am.
Unfortunately, our e-mails and telephone calls informing the hostel that we would be arriving late had been ignored. So after fantasizing about a comfortable bed for 14 hours we had to sleep in a chair. In reception. Until 8am.