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CHINA PART 1 - SLEEPING WITH CHINESE MEN, MOTHERF***ERS, AND BEATING THE BARONESS

Wednesday 13th May – sat in a tent in the middle of the Jordanian desert trying to ignore the smell of camel sh*t

I am pretty sure that three weeks in China has robbed me of more than a few years of my life. 4,896 more words

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Xi'an

I arrived into the Xi’an station bright and early after a fairly good nights sleep on the train. For the first time in China I was met by a hostel staff member to pick me up, unfortunately their car had broken down so we had to take the bus, but it was nice to not have to figure out how to get to the hostel. 547 more words

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Emperor Qin Shi Huang and his Teracotta Army

It’s been described as the greatest find of the 20th Century, and touted as the eighth Wonder of the World. I was only 15 in 1974, and it was in that same year when a group of peasant farmers in the Lintong District, Xi’an, digging a well, discovered the Terracotta Warriors (Terracotta Army). 365 more words

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The First Emperor of China

In 1974, Chinese peasants made the discovery of the century… Thousands of terracotta soldiers guarding the tomb of a tyrant.

Ying Zheng was born to rule the world, claiming descent from gods, crowned king while still a child. 153 more words

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The rest of the donkey

The Family continues to make unkind jokes about my eclectic dining habits. In Xi’an we saw this newly uncovered horse which has still not been pieced together. 17 more words

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The other warriors of Xi'an

Over the last two decades everyone with any interest in travel has become aware of the terracotta army of Xi’an. It is estimated that about 6000 life-size figures were buried, and about 2000 are on display in various places. 254 more words

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The great walled city

Xian marks the start of our ‘organised’ trip that we booked while driving around Australia in a camper van. We organised everything from Xian to Moscow including hotels, trains, transfers, and a few tours through an Australian company called Flower Travel. 1,325 more words

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