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A weekend in Newcastle

Having friends and family dotted around the place gives excuses to visit. Like Kayte down in Cornwall = HOLIDAY!!! Like Jo up in London = HOLIDAY!!! 217 more words

A Journey Of Weekends

The Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China

From Beijing we caught the bullet train south to the Imperial City of Xian. We had considered flying direct to Guilin, but I’m glad we took the chance to see this famous archaeological find. 163 more words

Travel Photography

Terracotta Warriors have arrived

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors exhibition right before the opening at Cincinnati Art Museum this week.  … 72 more words

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The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China

The Terracotta Warriors are fantastic to visit. This ancient army continues to stand after 2000 years in protection of Emperor Qin.

We took a tour from Xi’an. 254 more words


The Terracotta Warriors and Tiananmen Square: how to bury a people

It’s the artists I keep thinking about.

There at least 6000 terracotta warrior sculptures, perhaps many more (their burial site hasn’t been fully excavated.)  These warriors were created during the Qin dynasty, 2200 years ago, when China was sparsely populated.  1,004 more words


Xi'an China: Terracotta & Walled City

After spending 3 days in the capital Beijing, we took a high-speed train to the city of Xi’an, located in central China. It is famous for the 8,000 terracotta warriors buried with one of the emperors in 200 BC. 415 more words

Family Journal

Exhibitions for everyone

Alison Laycock 

This was written for and published on our sister blog travelalphabetabc.wordpress.com. As it promotes the idea of taking advantage of all opportunities available and being a tourist in your own area, we thought it was also worth posting on here too. 739 more words

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