Xi'an Day 1:
When arrived in Xi'an last night there was a note in our room saying there would not be hot water from 10pm until 6pm the following night. We all showered that night and didn't think much of it. However, when the hot water was turned off, they also turned off the heat. The language barrier was a challenge at the front desk as they tried to explain the problem. Luckily, when we got back to the hotel that night there was heat and hot water after 6:00 like the note had said.
Today the major attraction was the Terracotta Warriors, which is really the only reason we traveled to Xi'an. The warriors were built over 2,000 years ago Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. He wanted to build the army because they believed in reincarnation and the army would protect him in his next life. He had his gigantic moselium built just 1.5 km away from the warriors. After he died, the rebels broke into the caves where the warriors were stored and destroyed all but one! There is one kneeling archer that remained almost perfectly intact, but the rest were in pieces. Chris said it takes two archaeologists 6 months to put one solider back together. Therefore, right now there are 2,000 warriors that have been put back together and still 5,000 more to go! She said it will take 2 or 3 generations to finish the project.