Xian / Xi’an / She-Ahn AKA Chez Terra Cotta Warriors

Xi’an is most commonly spelled as Xi’an, but also as Xian, and pronounced as She-Ahn. Beijing and Xi’an Guides- Penny and Maggie- and More Air China Props (for the Jets… haha) I felt sort of bad for our lovely, professional guide, Maggie, when we arrived in Xi’an.  We had grown very attached and trusting of […]

Xi’an and Terra Cotta Warriors (and More Notes on Beijing)

We had a blast in Beijing!  After the Great Wall, we visited the Summer Palace, a pearl factory, the site of the 2008 Olympics, including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, went to a market, visited a neighborhood park,  took a hutong tour and also got to have lunch with a local family in the […]