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The Last Several Days With Luo Wei & Little Baby

Hey Hey and a Big G’Day toya,

So you have heard of Xian city;

You know, Terracotta Warriors and city walls.

It wasn't until Luo Wei moved to Xianyang city last year after getting married that I first heard the name. So strange when I lived near Xian for two years and was in Xian almost every weekend. But then again, if I had of flown to Xian once in all the time I've been in China I probably would have heard of it as it serves as Xians airport city.

However, if you know a bit of Chinese history, you´ll know that this is where Xi'an city was once located for several dynasties, not at it´s present position thirty kilometers further south. Xianyang also served as China's first ancient capital city as the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history (the Qin Dynasty, two thousand years ago) made it their capital and historically it then went on too serve as the capital for thirteen dynasties as the Qin Emperor went around unifying China.

Just saying!

So, the last few days.

It's been awesome to catch up with Luo Wei again after so many years. My bedroom is on their big comfy couch where I sit up watching movies until some ungodly hour of the morning. Hey, they have several Movie Channels and a huge flat screen TV which is not something I'm prepared to waste. They live across the river where there are now many HUGE apartment complexes. They have their own schools, doctors, little supermarkets, noodle bars, beer bars etc. I've never been to such a complex, it's like its own little town, you never really have to leave. There are no hotels across the river and taxis don't go down as far as their complex so they happily said, Hey, looks like you're camping with us. Around six in the morning Hubby's mother rises to get the days food ready and do yesterdays washing so I movie into the spare room where she lives and sleep until midday as after breakfast Luo Wei goes back to bed to feed and do what ever else new mothers do. We then all meet up for lunch and they then go about their day playing with baby etc.

The afternoon is far too hot for them as it is forty degrees every day.

Absolutely perfect weather for me!

I then spend the next many hours out snacking my way around the ancient little streets finding new things each day. Today I was invited into the new Art Museum which has been built in the old riverside pagoda. It is still being refurbished and they are still waiting on a lot of art and scrolls to arrive so it will be several months before it is opened. I got my own personal tour by two young beauties. They saw me come to the front entrance wanting to know if I could climb the pagoda and thankfully once of them was an art student who has just graduated so she wanted to practice her 'Art/Tour English'.

She was very nervous at first but settled down and did a very good job.

The River Photos: all of the photos taken along the river are from the 'city' side of the rver, so all the buildings are the new huge apartment complexes/towns. The first photo beneath the writing is of Luo Wei' building which is one of many in her complex.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane

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