First, the backstory…
By the time I arrived in Xi’an, China had already taken hold of me and was tightening its grip on my weary body like a python squeezing the life out of its prey.
When I wasn’t wading ankle deep in thousands of camera-wielding Chinese locals, I was drowning in TV marathons of 90210 and Gossip Girl while eating away my sorrows with a unsatisfying range of junk food.
It’s no wonder that Xi’an became my last destination in China.
My flights out of the country were booked and I was ready to leave China two weeks before I originally planned on doing so. There was just one more thing left on my list for Xi’an: visiting the terracotta warriors.
…And then I saw it.
A sign offering an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse.
For just 20 RMB, I would be able to dress up as a terracotta warrior and pose for 10 whole minutes.
…And just like that, all of my tension melted away and I was back doing what I love the most: taking silly photos!
Have you ever been in a stressful travel situation, and how did you handle it?