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... steps on the wall was, they was utterly ridiculous! At some points verging on being vertical. And just like our trek in Hong Kong our casual stroll along a wall tuned into another boiling hot, leg aching trek. We assumed that as it's a path and so many people visit the wall it would be a easy stroll but the further you walk the more difficult it becomes. We had no idea it would be so difficult to climb. We was caught ...
... Lei's friends had joined us for dinner, an Australian professional poker player, Tom, who was currently living in Beijing. The owner of the restaurant wanted to teach him Chinese wrestling but Tom begged Lei to translate "how do I politely decline?" but Lei just laughed as beardy pulled Tom up from his seat, drunkingly attempting to drop kick and throw him to the floor.
We said goodbye making sure we settled the bill with his wife because he was trying to give us ...
... and had a nice cold beer and noodles. Ryan ordered Beijing Noodles not knowing that they were actually cool noodles but tasty. I ordered pork noodle soup was slightly tasteless but fulled a gap. We then headed to the Pearl Markets to test out of bargaining skills.
The Pearl Markets had people sucking you in yelling LADY LADY you like Gucci or Louis Vuitton we have lots, you look....I was in heaven! I was sucked into the first stall and came out with ...
... get a sense of the size of the property. It ended up being a very long walk and, every so often, you would come across a bridge...usually steep in order to come up high enough to let boats pass underneath.
When we finally returned to the entrance, we were very tired. (The circuit we walked was around 10km, and tons of it was uphill). We decided that we would just hail a cab (especially since, from the cab ride there, walking looked tricky due ...
... were on their way, glitch number one overcome, hey, perhaps this will actually workout, this whole travelling business.
The driver picked us up in an ancient VW Jetta, and we rode into Beijing like princes. One thing I noticed is that in China, indicators are obviously used for warding off evil spirits, or celebrating New Year, because they certainly don’t waste energy by using them to indicate their intentions regarding lane or direction changes. ...
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