Yes, I know the politically correct term would be Lunar New Year but I’m Chinese, therefore I am calling it Chinese New Year. Spending the holiday there actually wasn’t planned. 271 more words
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One of the commitments Matt and I made to each other and to our then-future child when we decided to adopt from China was that we would pursue incorporating Chinese culture into our family’s life. 575 more words
How to survive in Xi'an with your kid and a kid you don't really know yet (hint: TV, yelling and alcohol)
So, when we last left off, Steve and Bini and I had just met our brand-new family member, and ferried him back to the hotel. 1,096 more words
I finally got to see the so-called eighth wonder of the world, the Terracotta warriors. They were made by the emperor of the same dynasty that built the Great Wall, but the statues weren’t discovered until the 1970’s. 50 more words
Xi’an, located in the northwest of China is probably most known for the Terracotta Warriors.
Their history is fascinating. The shortened story is that they were buried with the emperor in 210-209BCE and their purpose was to protect him during the afterlife. 244 more words