01.08.2012 29 °C
Wednesday, August 1
In the morning, Nicole bought a train ticket back to Beijing and an airplane ticket back to Xi'an on Friday.
In the afternoon, we went to the Hanyang Museum (188 BC until 141 BC). This museum was as interesting as the Terra Cotta warrior museum and very similar in nature, although the artifacts were not as impressive as the Terra Cotta warriors. The documentation was very good and it wasn't as congested. The exhibition contained archeological digs which depicted the different ministries of Emperor Liu Qi. The exhibition was large, although only a small portion of the tombs have been unearthed.
After leaving the museum, we went to the Suzuki dealer to have them check out the car because the " check engine " light had come on during the climb up the mountain the previous day. The first dealer we drove to didn't exist anymore and we had to go further into town to another dealer. It turned out to be a temporary electrical problem and they cleared the alarm history for us.
We had a quick meal of beef and noodles and then stopped at a Starbucks for a coffee near the train station, where we left Nicole so that she could return to Beijing for her cousin's wedding reception.
Jeremy and I drove to Baoji and arrived at the JinJiang hotel at 8:30 pm. There are a one or two attractions that we will be visiting before returning to pick up Nicole at the airport in Xi'an on Friday morning.
Driving throughout China I have noticed that there is a lot of construction going on. They are continually building high-rise apartments in all of the cities and when they are almost finished some of the buildings, they are already building new ones. Baoji, is a small city in China, only having a population of 3.5 million as compared to 8.5 million in Xi'an or the 20 million in Beijing. All of the cities appear to be growing rapidly.