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Terracotta warriors and THE GREAT ESCAPE!!!!

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So we spent yesterday hanging out with the terracotta warriors - amazing! Thousands of life-sized warriors that were buried in underground corridors to protect an emperor who was mad from mecury poisoning! One of the most epic sights I've ever seen! Tam and & I really struggled to get our heads around the amount of work that would have gone into creating such an army! Our tour guide assures us that this emperor was fantastic (because he unified China) but I think we are of the opinion that he was pretty brutal given that he killed every single worker that made a terrocotta warrior, and had all his hundred concubines killed and buried with him!

Had a lazy night last night catching up with family etc. which was nice - first time internet has been vaguely sufficient to allow skype! Whoop! Then went to see a light and fountain show in town, which was cool. Then a quick Burger King before home (shameful!)!

Today we got up late (9am) and showered in the brief window of showering possibility at the hostel from hell, had breakfast, got our laundry and (surprise, surprise) found that some items had gained giant blue splodges! After ANOHTHER argument with hostel staff we got a partial refund for the laundry and then grabbed a taxi to the airport!

And now, here we are in Chengdu! Already loving it soooooo much more than Xi'an and we've only been here a few hours! Tomorrow = visiting the pandas!! WOOOOOOOO!!!!! Can't wait!!!

Jo xxxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 07:39 Archived in China Tagged xi'an chengdu

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Glad you both enjoyed the warriors, certainly an amazing feat. I fear the tour guide might have been a little misguided about the emperor!
Laundry sounds interesting, but I'm sure giant blue splodges are a fashion icon in China!! What are you complaining about!
Give our best to the pandas tomorrow and enjoy.

by Al & Col (Mum & Dad)

Hahahaha! We will make blue splodges fashionable! xxx

by Tam-Jo

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