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April 2006

This is my next to the last day in Xian. It’s Sunday, my guide has returned to her family for a few days of visiting relatives so I’m on my own. Wen Feng a part-time guide and full-time internet marketer has been showing me around Xian and its surroundings.

The Central Committee has greatly increased the budget for Xian, perhaps as part of a program to increase Terracotta Warrior tourism. Most noticeably is the fleet of new city buses.

Three of the four main boulevards have major construction projects in progress. There are huge shopping malls recently opened or under construction. This may not sound like a good thing but it is. All the new construction is using traditional Chinese style architecture. What was torn down was the more boring utilitarian proletarian style. Xian is returning to its roots. Read More »