Emperor's Guard Station Courtyard Hotel
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... table. I didn't eat any of the food though honestly cause I just couldn't trust it and it did not look appetizing. Thank god for granola bars!
Once lunch was over, it was off to the Great Wall... FINALLY! It took us about an hour to get there from the area that we had lunch at. During our drive there it was cool to see the Great Wall throughout the mountains. We went to the Badaling Entrance of the Great Wall. Once we got there we had to pay ...
... but more amused when Phil immediately stumbled himself. They all quickly made the same hand gesture back to him. After climbing for around one hour, we finally reached the top of this section of the wall. It was a real reason to celebrate and gave us a feeling of accomplishment. Time for the return trip which I assumed would be a much easier affair. Yes it didn't cause your heart to thumb loudly and strongly but it was an incredible strain on ...
... to a huge lake covered in a mixture of mist and pollution from the city which made it feel very atmospheric. We rushed round here so that we had time to get over to the Lama temple one of the best Tibetan Buddhist temples outside Tibet. It was incredible to see the people praying with the incense sticks at the various different prayer locations. It was a really relaxing place to visit and reflect, whilst Chinese art students drew scenes from inside the complex. It was a ...
I woke up on Saturday morning feeling like I'd been run over by a truck. My everlasting cold was back and in full force. We were to meet Chris that afternoon so instead of going out in the morning and then coming back to meet him we stayed in the apartment and waited for him while I rested. He arrived around 2pm and we discussed some of our travel plans. When we leave china we're flying from Guangzhou and will need to take a train ...
... Don't know what this is? Neither did I. But they cut tiny pieces of colored papre and make amazing art pieces. We bought one because they were beautiful.
The Rickshaw ride was fun. Our driver kept shouting something that sounded like "Qwa Ro" not sure, but I think it is... coming through, get out of my way. I used it whenever I was behind one of our friends on the ship to get around them.
Our next stop was the Temple ...