We left Beijing on Friday, sat on the proverbial tarmac for a torrential rain storm and landed in Xi'an 2.5 hours later than planned and drove straight to the warrior museum, which is huge and only covers a minute portion of the emperor's tomb. He buried a whole city underground for his after life and the army is just the section that was found first. I thought time had wrecked the soldiers, but it was looting right after the Qing dynasty failed that caused the damage. These guys would have been perfect if they hadn't been smashed.
From the museum, we were driven to a dinner show, and because we were off schedule, we ate and saw the late show instead of the reverse and you could just see us all drop off to sleep as the show got long. The dumplings were delicious and numerous, very very numerous.
The next morning, up with the chickens again and bike riding on the ancient city wall and that was a highlight, a real treat for Nora's birthday. On to the airport to Chongqing, flight delayed, 5 hours in the Xi'an airport. That gets old, but what are you going to do.
Must meet Nora's foster family for dinner, got to go.
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