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Terracotta Warriors

On Tuesday, I went on a tour organised by the hostel that I’m staying at to see the Terracotta Warriors around an hour and a halfs drive from Xi’an – included with an English speaking tour guide. 86 more words


Train Spotting, Spitting, & Squatting: China

In my opinion, Macau is not China.

In Macau, you can access Facebook and Google, find a Western toilet, and sort of find your way using the Portuguese signage. 1,116 more words


The Terracotta Warriors

The main reason for our trek inland to Xi’an was to see the famous terracotta warriors. Discovered (so the story goes) by a group of farmers in the 70s, the around 7000 life size terracotta sculptures were buried with emperor Qin Shi Huang around 210 b.c. 524 more words


July update part 1

It’s been hot, very hot so finding somewhere indoors to explore was a much more sensible plan.

So after buying a load of tickets for people at Christmas and forgetting myself, I finally bought a ticket and went to see the Terracotta Warriors. 125 more words


From Siberia to Tibet: Beijing, Xi'an and Xining

Around 10 PM at night, we trundled across the Mongolia-China border into the dusty town of Erenhot (二连 Erlian).  One of the few pleasures of international train travel is that the border crossings and their inspectors come to you, but China wasn’t having any of it: we all had to disembark with our luggage and go queue up for passport and customs. 1,405 more words

Trip Reports

VLOG: Travel to Xi'an, China

This week, my friend, Grettel, and I took a girl’s trip to Xi’an. We have just finished our year teaching English in Jiangshan and figured we should get in one last vacation together! 22 more words

Teach Abroad

Shaanxi, Terracotta Warriors

After a very busy morning and another Over Abundance of food at lunch, we headed out to the Lintong District of Shaanxi China. The warriors were buried with the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Quang in 210 – 209 BC and were buried with him to protect him in the afterlife. 288 more words