- candidsbyjoOur experience in Xian continue to surprise. We came to see the Terracotta Warriors - which was already fascinating on its own - but will be leaving with a greater appreciation of this ancient city's unique culture, food and history.
This morning's visit to the Great Mosque hidden in the alleys of the Muslim Quarter was another highlight. The mosque is an active place of worship for Chinese Muslims and has been in existence for 1,300 years! I was bowled over by the preservation of Chinese architecture alongside both Chinese calligraphy and Arabic scripts. More than anything this trip has continually challenged my assumptions in the best way possible.
- msajiLove this.
- snowflakesfairyThis is gorgeous Jo, hope you are enjoying your trip
- candidsbyjo@_mariannejacobsen_ it made me so happy to see the architecture so well preserved!
- candidsbyjo@humphreyandgrace this trip is shaping up to include all of my fave aspects of travel ☺️
- candidsbyjo@angrybaker I really can't wait to do some more reading on this, am so fascinated by the history and how it's played out in the modern day
- candidsbyjo@kelag_wanderlust what parts of China did you visit?
- candidsbyjo@angelacoomey I loved how peaceful the space felt. And I can't wait to do some post trip reading on the city, am completely captivated!
- candidsbyjo@msaji 🙌🏼
- candidsbyjo@snowflakesfairy thanks Jess! Am eating enough Chinese food for all of us 💪🏼
- cookiesncandiesYou're among me want to hop on a plane and visit China again
- tschangMakes me want to visit China!
- candidsbyjo@cookiesncandies my mom keeps asking me if it's changed since we visited 10 years ago. It's def gotten cleaner and I feel I'm gaining so much more insight this time around!
- candidsbyjo@tschang have you been before Tun?
- brazilianyankeeLovely shot @candidsbyjo 😍
- candidsbyjo@brazilianyankee thanks lady, it's such a beautiful space!
- kelag_wanderlust@candidsbyjo only Shanghai and Beijing. Would love to go back and explore more!
- candidsbyjo@kelag_wanderlust my list of places to visit in China is getting even longer during this trip 😅
- candidsbyjo@maoyuanxina 😊
- kelag_wanderlust@candidsbyjo 😂