The main attraction of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is the Museum of the Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses located near the mausoleum of first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. This life-size army protects him in his afterlife. Only between 1,000 and 2,000 of the 6,000 to 8,000 warriors excavated so far are … More Xi’an


Beijing was not high on our “must” do list: it’s a really big, over-crowded city which has a reputation as being smog-choked. I had been to Beijing briefly some years ago, on my way to Xi’an and Hong Kong on business, so except for a mad dash through the Forbidden City and a chaotic visit … More Beijing