Red Capital Ranch (Shambhala at the Great Wall)
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We are off and running after Air Canada had a computer failure and they were manually writing our tickets out by hand. Fortunately, we arrived in Canada on time to catch our flight to Beijing. We arrived in Beijing on August 10th and had a driver waiting to take us to Red Capital Ranch. It has been an amazing experience. There are 10 unique …
We had a leisure breakfast and prepared for our outing to the Great Wall. We had a choice of going to Badaling which is the most popular ad also visiting the Ming Tombs (seen enough tombs) and visiting section of the wall, or to Mutianyu. This section of the wall, although a little farther from Beijing is the more recently constructed and had fewer …
Trying to decide which part of the Great Wall to visit is a real headache. There are only three main restored areas which are quite touristy. However there are a few tours to non restored sections. In the end we went with Fongyee's suggestion and booked an overnight stay at the Red Capital Ranch, which we hadn't heard anyone else mention so off the …
... normal weather. We went to Wei's parent's condo. It was cool because we saw a whole part of the city that tourists don't usually go to and it was interesting to see where/ how most people live. He explained a lot about housing, living standards, and the economy. It's so confusing and complex and most of it still doesn't make sense to me. The high rises (which are massive and basically look like clusters of sky scrapers everywhere) are the equivalent to our ...
... climbed a million stairs --just imagine that the place I ended up (picture) was waaaaay higher than the Empire State Building, which has 1,860 stairs-- my leg start to hurt and shake again.
And yet, still, I would let every women on Earth skip me, and I would climb 100 Great Walls again if these are the prices to see all these miracles and beauties I never imagined before.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet