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Xi'an

Thawing in the ancient city

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Arriving in Xi'an, -1C seemed like summer! I still had to go for a few layers, but overall it was such a relief not to have to plan toilet stops an hour in advance to work out the logistics of undressing.

In hindsight it would have been nice to spend a bit more time in Xi'an, as it is the hometown of our tour leader, Oliver. He took us to eat at a couple of fabulous less-than-no-frills restaurants and was able to give us a local's insight to this most ancient of cities.

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I was more than happy to return to the terracotta warriors, this time with a much better camera that copes well in no-flash conditions. It is simply awe-inspiring, no matter how many visits (except perhaps for poor Ollie, who has no doubt been there thousands of times).

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Posted by Andrea R 11:33 Archived in China Tagged food restaurant xian warriors

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Envy +!! We went up to see The First Emperor in Sydney a couple of months back. Video etc that they were showing of the excavation sites etc was amazing.

by Mal

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