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Here is a delayed post. When we were in Xi’An we did not have time to post the following: After a long day touring, we were taken to the Tang-Dynasty Palace where we were served a dumpling dinner. Dumplings are fillings wrapped in transparent rice-dough wrappers. The fillings seemed to be as varied as the […]

Xi’An: City Wall and Hot Pot

We met Marvin, our guide, at 9 am and headed for the Xi’An City Wall. The City Wall, still intact, forms a 9 mile rectangle around the center of the city.From the wall we had the chance to observe a elderly man doing Tai Chi exercises. Watch the following video to learn how Chinese children […]

Terra Cotta Warrior Army

Watch the Video from the Terra-Cotta Video [wmv width=”320″ height=”240″]http://sjeds.org/blog/china/movies/terracotta.wmv[/wmv]: Each warrior is unique. Not one face looks like another. Some of the warriors have beards, some have mustaches, some smile, while others have an expression of concentration. You can even tell how old they must be by looking at the wrinkles on their faces. […]

Xi’An Tour

Our day was filled with adventure and excitement. On the way to visit a Terra-Cotta Warrior factory, we asked our guide to stop at a pharmacy to purchase some needed items. We expected everything to be in Chinese… but surely did not expect to see dozens of nurses, wearing pink uniforms (the kind that nurses […]

Xi’An- Update

Ni Hao SJEDS, We spent a long day visiting the Terra-Cotta Warriors. It was amazing. We are only back at our hotel for a few minutes before we head out again for a “Dumpling Dinner”. Jose is very exhausted from today’s tour and might stay back at the hotel to catch up on his sleep. […]

Arrived in Xi’An – Updated

We have arrived safely in Xi’An. After only two days in Shanghai, we had to leave for Xi’An , but not before hopping on a high speed train. Can you imagine traveling at 431km per hour on a train that using magnetic forces, can hover over the tracks ? [wmv width=”320″ height=”240″]http://sjeds.org//blog/china/movies/maglev.wmv[/wmv] Once at the […]