Terracotta Warriors Tour in China
Terracotta Warriors Tour in China.
19 June 2017.
I was up and on four hours of sleep when I had to hit the shower at 08:30. I was not sure if Markus was going to make it back to the hostel in time for our pre-booked Terracotta Warriors tour in China. In the middle of my shower, there was a knock on the door. He made it! Good job buddy!
We had to be at reception at 08:50 and ready to go. He cut it close!
Markus and I got into a van with ten others and a guide for 268 RMB ($40) – ticket inclusive – and drove for an hour to where the Terracotta Warrior pits are located.
Qin Shi Huang (259 to 210 BCE) was China’s first Emperor.
The reign of Qin Shi Huang reign was 37 years long and in the years in 221 BCE, he completely unified China. The Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang took four decades to build and required some 720,000 workers. It is the biggest tomb in the world and is actually a giant hill that has been completely landscaped. The tomb is lined with mercury so that anyone digging around will be poisoned, which has resulted in it being saved it from human entrance to date.
Emperor Qin Shi Huang had the Terracotta Warriors built to protect him in the afterlife as he believed that he would still be able to rule and govern from the heavens. One year after his death in 210 BC, the warriors in the pits were sacked and set on fire by rebel groups. It is easy to assume that the commoners did not approve of the emperor or the warriors that he made them create.
The 8,000 warriors are beautiful, unique to each other, and a wonder to see!
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Markus and I got back to Xi’an at 17:00 and slept for two hours and then I went out for the evening. We have been struggling to find a fun bar in Xi-an. The city seems to have changed so much in the past 11 years as so much money has come in. There are hundreds of bars in Xi’an, but there are only a few people in each diluted bar, so no establishments seem to be any fun.
We ended up back in the hostel bar again where we got involved in a game of pool and then found two girls at the end of the night who liked us. One of the girls was Mongolia and one was Chinese.
We suggested they come with us to our room for a party and Markus bought beer.
Markus was giggling like a schoolgirl at our luck and that we had two girls coming to our room so late! The girls smoked cigarettes that they stamped out on the floor of our room, and they played terrible American hip hop and rap music.
Why are girls from China and Mongolia who can barely speak English listening to American hip-hop and singing along like they are gangsters? How has this become a ‘thing’ that people think is cool, globally? If they were able to understand the lyrics it would be a still be awful, but it would make a little more sense. But that they can not understand the lyrics and they are still listening to this awful music like is a complete travesty.
The girls stayed for about an hour and it was fun, but they left not long after we suggested they stay overnight. Sadly, we are finding that Chinese girls are quite frigid.
We are realizing that it is tough work battling it out in these Chinese trenches…