Travels inspired by the Wombles

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Where's Shansi?

Well, Shansi Womble is here, but that's not what I mean. Shansi is one of those rare Wombles whose name doesn't lead unambiguously to a single place. There are two neighbouring provinces in China with similar names to Shansi/Shanxi. One of them includes X'ian, home of the world famous Terracotta Warriors, which I visited a few years ago. 'Amazing' is a devalued word these days, but the Terracotta Warriors are amazing. Anyway, it's a pleasure to welcome Shansi to our own Womble burrow.

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