Visiting Xi’an – The Terracotta Army Mausoleum of Emperor Qin

As promised last week, this week I’ll be talking about what we were up to when we got back to Xi’an. For those unsure, Xi’an’s most popular attraction is the Terracotta Army Museum, sculptures depicting the armies of the Qin Dynasty’s Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. We left bright and early and headed towards the museum. It’s about 60-90mins’ drive away from Xi’an, and the easiest way to … Continue reading Visiting Xi’an – The Terracotta Army Mausoleum of Emperor Qin

Conquering Huashan in Winter (Hua Mountain)

Over the Chinese New Year holidays, we headed to China for some mountain climbing/sight-seeing action! More specifically, we went to Mount Hua and Xi’an! The first few days were spent in the Mount Hua area, also known as Huashan/ Flower Mountain/ Hua Mountain. To get here, most people take the direct bullet train from Xi’an, a half hour ride. It’s believed that climbing a mountain over … Continue reading Conquering Huashan in Winter (Hua Mountain)