Have you been everywhere?
Legend has it, or at least our tour guides spiel, that only a great hero can make it to the top of the Great Wall of China (or as the locals like to say Chángchéng (长城) the “Long Wall”). With this challenge laid out to us, we started the ascent up the hilly landscape not on foot, but by cable car (I’m surprised a hero’s would start an ascent in such a manner) determined to reach the top.read more
On a warm, slightly humid, September morning in Xi’an our guide, along with chauffeur, picked us up from the Grand Mercure, Xian Renmin Square at 8am prompt ready for the drive to the Terracorra Army some 30 KM (19 Miles) to the East of Xi’an. After paying CNY500 (AUD93 / USD 81) for the tour and being reminded this did not include tips, we started the dive, through rush hour and a few traffic snarl ups to our destination. I was feeling excitement towards finally meeting an army of over 7,000 warriors, frozen in time for over 2000 years, preserved and ready for me to see.read more