Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... happened?" ("Our parents happened to give us the same name.") Followed by "But how do I tell you apart?" ("Don't worry, you don't t need to. It's actually very efficient. Call one of us and you get both.")
As we left McDonald's for the two hour drive into the mountains it was raining. When we arrived the rain was light - enough so we wore rain gear but not enough to bother us. From where we were dropped off the Wall was above us - a lot above us! ...
... we went, it was dirty and seedy. The train ride back to Beijing was very long because it stopped at every station along the way. Oh well, we arrived back safely and found our hotel without too much trouble.
We walked around a little bit and found a place to have some supper. Tomorrow is our last day so I think we will figure out what we want to do in the morning. For now, I think we all need to rest and recover from the days' ...
... wandering around. Leonie spent heaps and bargained hard for gifts for family and friends. I spent 10 yuan on a small notebook. I did bargain the price down from 50 yuan. Very proud of myself. Met up with the others at 6 for dinner. We went into a small restaurant that sold noodles and dumplings. I bought barbecued pork buns that were really good and only cost 10 yuan. Max's order did not come so Ting Ting had to chase it up. We sat and watched him ...
... the area we visited had been completed renovated & the houses turned into bars, shops & restaurants. It was doing a roaring trade & made a stark contrast to the quiet, dark alleys just behind.
The highlight though was a 10km trek up & along the Great Wall, half of which was unrestored (& not officially open to the public). We were dropped at Jiankou & had to walk a tough/ sweaty 1.5km up through woods to get to the first ...
... carved (predominantly with the dragon, Phoenix and clouds as they symbolise good fortune). Each hall had a plaque at its entrance explaining what it was used for - most of them had been destroyed by fire at one time or another and were rebuilt. We got stopped by a family and they asked to take a picture with us - it was pretty hilarious! We weaved our way through the maze of buildings and the beautiful stone garden at the exit and then decided to walk to Tianenman Square. ...