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terracotta warriors : Bruce Peck Adventures

36 Hour Train to Tibet

If we had any trepidations about going to Tibet on this trip, they were alleviated when we learned the Dalai Lama gave his okay for his supporters to go as tourists. But how to get there? Well, that was never in question… The highest elevated train in the world, of course! Arrival in Lhasa The Qinghai-Lhasa railway is so high that they pump oxygen into the train cars (its highest point is almost 17,000 feet over sea-level). Apparently it’s... Read More

These aren’t the Terracotta Warriors You’re Looking For

Sasha and I were excited to see the famed Terracotta Warriors – over eight thousand human sized, 2200 year old Chinese warriors, each entirely unique, buried with Qin Shi Huang the first Emporer of China to protect him in the afterlife. Located in Xian, a sleepy town of over 10 million, the Terracotta Warriors are the most notable tourist destination in town. Since this week is the busiest week for tourism in China, because every one has a holiday,... Read More