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... the The Wall.
The Wall suffered terrible
damage from Japanese bombers during WW2 , large sections have undergone
extensive restoration.Fortunately an impressive amount of The Wall at
Jinshanling is original from the Ming dynasty , dating back 500 years.
The Wall follows the contours of the mountain and is dangerously steep
Next day back ...
... bien d'en profiter pour voir la Muraille. Ok, c'est parti ! On a un peu de mal à trouver notre mini-bus, car la guide n'a pas la même info que nous sur le point de rencontre ! Elle nous dit, avant de monter, qu'il ne faut surtout pas parler du tarif de la journée, car on a payé beaucoup moins cher que les autres. Euh... ok ! Sauf qu'à l'arrêt suivant, je l'entends dire exactement la même chose aux autres clients. Euh... on se foutrait pas un peu de nous ?!! En tout cas, ...
... language and I can't help but feel like I'm leaving some piece of myself behind). Not to mention my friends. I won't even get into the finality of saying goodbye to friends you will probably never see again in your life.
Anyway, there's lots of more lessons that I won't bore you guys with talking about. Thanks everyone who's been keeping up with this blog for your interest in hearing about my trip in what I'm sure is unnecessary detail ...
... small white poodle with pink dyed ears and little red boots..... hmmm..... sadly the silly little dog culture is quite big here but that was a shock!!
Back to work for us two tomorrow, unlike you guys!!!
Missing Facebook & loving your comments on here, Lorraine especially :)
There are hundreds of views on here, so please put some comments & say hi, we know you're reading them!! Will reply to personal e-mails ...
... of locals until one of the boys got the impression that my homosexual was hitting on his girlfriend. Didn’t know how to explain ‘gay’ without any lurid sign language so ducked out! Was funny though.
I am stared at a lot here but I think people are genuinely really curious, it doesn’t bother me too much and I try to smile at everyone. To be fair I even stare at westerners here we are such a minority. I’m into my double figures for ...