After a very impressive experience at the Huanghua section of the Great Wall near Beijing, we yesterday flew to Xi'an in Shaaxi province.
Xi'an is home to the Terracotta Warriors, Big and Little Goose Pagodas and one of the few remaining city walls. Yesterday we managed to nicely visit the Big and Little Goose Pagodas after arriving at Xi'an airport at around 9:30AM (another very early start at the airport in Beijing!)
The Big Goose Pagoda was made more interesting thanks to some impressive woodwork going on to construct a new temple building.
Last night we enjoyed the warmth and top service at the Xi'an Sheraton for a couple of drinks and a decent slap-up meal. Judging by the murmurs it seems likely we'll be staying somewhere as upmarket when we arrive in Shanghai tonight/tomorrow.
We're just waiting for our taxi driver to arrive now, after which we'll be visiting the city walls, drum tower and bell tower before the Terracotta Warriors and the airport.
No massive group photos, but if you look hard enough you might spot two people in this shot of the Great Wall at Huanghua!