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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... breakfast and dysentery. We jumped on a bus and drove for a couple hours to a remote part of a wall Jackie wanted to hike along. The Great Wall is 6000kms long....and I'm pretty sure we walked almost the entire length that day. Karl Pilkington described it as the "alright" wall of china.... It pains me to say it, because he is one of my heroes...but he was wrong. It was incredible. I enjoyed every step of the 6000km hike....and I don't enjoy many things. What a ...
... s bell and drum tower which were nice but not as impressive as Xian (IMHO). Further along still you come across a lake and a bar area where locals enjoy drinks and dancing in the evening. The lake looked gorgeous filled with lilies in bloom. I at this point was a little sick of carbs and had decided to pack a salad for lunch lol. We had been warned about "tea scams" where people (often women) ask men for a coffee/tea or beer and then ...
... of China!
First I want to start reassure everyone: no, I am not involved in the earthquake in central China. I'm already very far away from there. The place where I have stayed: Xi'an, according to Chinese state media nothing was felt over there. The earthquake is like hundreds of miles away.
Thursday I took a train to Beijing, found the way to the hostel. Fine hostel, good quality for a good price. Friday I visited the Forbidden City along with Tiananmen Square ...
... out like a eagle and fly. Do you remember doing that as a kid? Anyway, of course I don't do this because the fear of falling off my bike, but I can dream. As you ride slowly down the hill you come across a park where great big scupltures stand as if they were waiting for you to come. You then cross a brige where the shallow water sits below and you see the old man sitting as he contemplates the beauty surronding him. A smile crossed my face and ...
1. Yep, the celestial one is bigger.
2. Emma thought it was smaller than she imagined. Jack thought it was bigger than he imagined. QED, Jack lacks imagination.
3. Mao's tomb is way bigger than Lenin's tomb. We've since heard that the best way to get in is by bribing the guide to let you skip the line. I think this really does sum up Soviet versus Chinese capitalism.
4. Although we were around there during a certain anniversary of a certain event that may ...
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