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The Silk Road

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The city of Xian was the traditional starting point of the Silk Road, connecting China with rest of the world. One place that connection is clear is the historic mosque found in the… Continue reading

Bargaining Power

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Post by Brooks M As we have traveled around China, we have shopped far and wide. It has been an arduous journey, I’d say. In the land of Beijing, Nate found his childhood… Continue reading

Riding the City Walls

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On our last afternoon in Xian, we rode bikes around the top of the old city walls of Xian. Despite the heat, the nine mile ride gave us an unique view of the… Continue reading

The Terracotta Warriors 

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In the 1970s a farmer digging a well in field outside of Xian discovered an ancient tomb of a Qin Dynasty Emperor. Over two thousand years old, the army of terracotta warriors around… Continue reading

Language Learning

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Post by Emily M Stepping off the train in Xi’an there was a blur of language and local dialects; unlike Beijing where many people speak fluent Mandarin and English, Xi’an presented a new… Continue reading