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Xi'an to Pingyao: into the smog

Our train arrived into Xi’an a bit later than we expected and our bikes much later as they didn’t turn up until the  next day.  In Xi’an the main thing we had to do was apply for renewals for our visas; we weren’t sure how this was going to go due to the amount of rumour and hearsay around the process. 1,914 more words


Terracotta War Comes to the Heartland

Here’s something we never thought we’d see visiting the American Midwest: real Terracotta Warriors, straight out of the world-famous Shaanxi province collection. They seemed a fascinating thing, but we were surprised that their current caretakers would allow the collection to be split up. 489 more words


Putting Together the Pieces of the Terracotta Army

It’s 2010, and I’m entering the site of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi’an, China. I’ve heard of the warriors accidentally unearthed in the 1970s, but don’t know much about the story. 769 more words


Xi'an & the Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi, China

After several taxis decided they didn’t want to take me to Xi’an city centre, the taxi marshals at the airport pretty much ordered the next one that came along to take me (which he wasn’t too happy about for whatever reason). 859 more words

After Shanghai, Adrianna and I jumped on a plane for a couple of hours and landed in Xi’an, capital city of many ancient Chinese dynasties, most notably the Qin Dynasty.

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Terracotta Warriors, China

 The mysteries and majestic Terracotta Warriors.

When you see these babies, go in with an open mind and take your time. It will be a hard day with tourist flocking from every corner. 469 more words


Humpty Dumpty is in trouble!

“The Average height of the Terracotta Warriors is 180cm”

This fact was brought to you by our young volunteer tour guide at the Terracotta Warriors. On closer inspection you see that not only are the soldiers different heights, but they are different body sizes and (apparently) no two faces are the same.

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