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CHINA – Xi’an

Our first two trips on the Chinese intercity rail system were on the slow K trains. For our trip from Pingyao to Xian we took one of the D bullet trains and cruised between the two at 240 km per hour (150 mph). 2,142 more words

Round The World Travel

Xi'an - the end (and the beginning) of the Silk Road

The Silk Road begins in Xi’an, China’s capital for more than a thousand years. Its central position allowed it to control the great overland trade routes and for us it is the eastern terminus of our Silk Road journey. 461 more words


Like toy soldiers.

I made it safely to my hostel in Xi’an, after a slight mishap involving an accidental countryside station, and a terrifyingly indefinite taxi ride into the city. 364 more words


China - South to North Video Compilation

Music used without permission: Little May – Boardwalks




We were fortunate enough to be able to visit Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors during a recent break. Beth’s family was in town (her mother, Annalee, her brother, Joseph, and her sister, Mary) and we all went to spend a day in Xi’an. 3,880 more words


The Terracotta Warriors Came to Town

China’s famed terracotta warriors’ traveling exhibition made a visit to the United States this year. Luckily, they marched straight to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis which is only 100 miles from me. 452 more words

Museums & Tours

Is the Mona Lisa art? How about My Bed? Or the Terracotta Warriors? Right – because if you asked the First Emperor who actually had them made, he’d say they were ‘a way to defend my immortal soul’.

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