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Only a two-hour flight southwest from Beijing stands Xi’an. Previously a farming town, Xi’an has been transformed into a bustling city due to the discovery of the Terracotta Soldiers.
Now considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Terracotta Soldiers are still being excavated today. The soldiers, each different, have a solid base and hollow torso.
Chinese women love to be taller. Therefore, platform sandals and heels are the shoes of choice even when touring.
Fruit can be found everywhere. On our ride back from the Terracotta Warrior and Horses Museum, Prof. Wang stopped to treat us to the most delicious fresh cherries.
Another popular fruit is watermelon after every meal in the summertime. The Chinese love its ability to rehydrate and cool the body during China’s blistering summers.
-- Andrew Charette