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So at night we tried to find the bar street we read about online but after walking a long distance, we found nothing and ended up at an ...
... street food. A heavy thunderstorm on the last night in Chengde dampened not only the streets but also the spirits, and post dinner drinks was off the agenda. As such, the group was well-rested for the long drive the following day, once again to see snippets of the wall, but this time from afar. By the way, it cannot, despite popular belief, be seen from outer space with the naked eye. Because it's too small and you're too far away or, you know, if your eyes were naked in outer space, you'd ...
... entrance, and the cable car ride up and down. We got there at about 10 -10:30 am and then made out way to the cable car area. They informed us that the ticket no longer included the cable car. I am not sure if they were just scamming or that was true, but I think it was true since we had a girl speaking Chinese. Either way the ticket was still a good deal and way better than the tours available through the hostel, less than half the ...
... where your hike starts. You will past
many towers and some built with different structure and appearances.
We will drive to Schoolhouse at Great Wall for overnight. Upon arrival, check
in room at Brickyard. ...
... their places making the steep angles more treacherous than they would normally be. This wall hadn't been touched and the only evidence that other humans had been this way were the sections of beaten dirt path and the occasional (unfortunate) bits of garbage. In fact, we were sometimes paying so close attention to where we were placing our feet, that we would forget we were hiking on the Great Wall until we looked up to take in the surroundings.
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