From the scars of Tiananmen to beholding Buddhas

Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:43 PM.

Most of us had been told the warriors were carved exactly like the persons they represented in real life but our local guide corrected this, explaining that the numerous artists carved images of one another. There are also carved horses, war chariots, and other war paraphernalia an emperor’s army would have. After all, they were there to protect the Qin Emperor when he was buried 2,000 years ago.

After two days in Xi’an, each of us took our “high altitude” pills to prepare for our morning entry into Tibet.

More to follow.


Carrie Nelle Moye is a Santa Rosa Beach resident and former foreign correspondent in the Middle East. She recently visited China and Tibet to continue her quest to see as much of the world as she can, "as that is the best learning experience ever."



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