Terracotta Warriors

Check out the details on this statue !
Each statue is unique !

It's quite amazing to think that 2200 years ago, hundreds and hundreds of people worked for over 36 years carving these soldiers to guard the tomb of Emperor Qin.

Today about 1000 warriors have been uncovered while many more still remain burried underground... but as they are made of terracotta, concerns about their "survival" arise as exposure to air will most likely turn them into dust in the years to come...

I don't know if this was a real archeology site or a set up scene for tourist... the women kept sweeping the wood board, over and over...

Hao jiu bujian !

"Long time no see! "

Last week-end there was no internet connexion available here in Suzhou... apparently due to the effect of the solar eclipse... hm weird! lol
And then, well, miraculously we had a few days of "sunshine"so I was busy going out and about, enjoying the days! I found beautiful places around where I live :)
I'll post pictures as soon as I'll be able to upload them...

Anyway I just got back from Xi'an (famous for it's Terra Cotta Army)!!! The Shaanxi area is also known for its food! :) Unfortunately I don't know the name of the best thing I tasted... I'll post a picture later, maybe one of you knows :)

I love going places and realizing I can have "conversations" with people! I have a crazy taxi story to tell you about but that will be for another day! I actually argued in Chinese with a Chinese person.. and got what I wanted! Loved it!

I've been in China more than 50 days already and I can't believe how fast it's gone by!
All is going well!