Our Chinese meal consisted of Pot Stickers, Shrimp Fried Rice, Orange Chicken and Matcha and Strawberry Bubble Teas. We made pot stickers before. Tegan is very good at making pot stickers and makes them a lot quick than Rob and I can. Everything was yummy. The bubble tea was challenging since we did not buy the right straws!
We watched Raise the Red Lantern directed by Zhang Yimou. It is a very sad story filmed in the Qiao Family Compound during the Warlord Era (1916 to 1928) about a 19 year old girl who is forced by her stepmother to marry into the wealthy Chen family, becoming the fourth concubine.
China is the world’s most populous country in the world, with a population of more than 1.4 billion people.
The Serpentine Road is a 47 mile road in Xinjiang that has over 600 hairpin turns! Here is a video of how crazy this road is -> https://www.scmp.com/video/china/3036852/xinjiangs-long-and-winding-road-more-600-hairpin-bends
The Terracotta Army – “It was while digging wells on the outskirts of Xi’an in the 1970s that farmers stumbled across what was to be China’s most important archeological find: the Terracotta Army. Distributed over three large underground pits and built to guard the First Emperor’s tomb, the find included more than 8,000 life-size warriors, some 520 horses, and more than 100 chariots, along with numerous other non-military characters dating from around 280 BC.”