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... and is away from the massive crowds a bit closer to Beijing. 3 hours, 2 buses and a subway ride later we finally reached our destination and the build up was immense, as you could see the wall for miles during the bus journey but always so far away. The site of Huanghuacheng is an approx 16km stretch of wall but is famous for its chestnut tree garden which has been growing for 1000 years as well as the wall being is submerged into water (rising river levels have seen ...
... We passed through twenty-two watchtowers which were just a few of the many we could see dotting the undulating path. Luckily, the weather was a little cooler today - a chilly 19°C and cloudy. We even had the chance to "meet rain" as Jessie puts it, on our descent from the Wall to our lunch in a local restaurant. With the day’s trek complete, we transferred by bus to our hotel for the night. It was good to relax, listen to another Jessie story ...
... Peta. We were barely into the meal when D left w/o telling us anything; how rude! The chicken and peanuts dish was very good whereas the pork strips' option I selected was mediocre [49Y].
1430 rendezvous to take taxis to the 'Potola Palace' temple. Trav was back in the room. Told him that Shannon had quietly asked if he could join us for lunch so Trav submissively asked if he could join us for the afternoon; permission granted
... Puning Temple.
Nice enough atmosphere in the group. Some people are a bit too quiet [Shannon and the James/Catherine combo in particular] but no clear pain in the ass.
Chinese apartment architecture seems vaguely related to Soviet architecture ie not too appealing. There are of course many new buildings with a trendy edge.
The Chinese food so far has been very good. The use of potato slices is something new.
Off with Jason to ...
... not the authentic types.
I then took a hike through the back hills of the Summer Resort. It's hard to imagine that you can get lost in the wilderness even though this entire Summer Resort is an enclosed area. At this time of the year (mid-October), the maples ...