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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... there are human bones of the workers who died in the wall itself!) The photos don't do it any justice! On the way back we stopped off to have a quick look at the more tourist part of the wall that has been fully restored, it was nice to see the difference but it didn't have the same wow effect as seeing the real untouched part of the wall. One of the best trips so far! Now on to another night ...
... the Great Wall of China was that it was built to keep the enemy out and it could (allegedly) be seen from space. Once again we were treated to an awe inspiring sight spanning some 4,000 km and crossing some seriously mountainous and rugged terrain - no wonder it took 1m men 200 years to build (at that point one fifth of the chinese population). We got to climb from the car park to a stretch of the wall that we walked for about 1km and that gave a great ...
... where Andy goes & I have my fringe cut, £16 later, cut, wash & blow dry, and an eyebrow shape - bargain, and..... I love it, very very pleased. So sorry Nicky & Tina, your flight over has been cancelled now!!
Friday night was an Internations party, no ordinary party - the organisations 5th Birthday party with celebrations going on all over the world. Our party was at the V+ club, only a 15 min walk from our apartment, which was handy. I was invited upstairs ...
... within a few hours of exploring, Chris had already set me up! We soon saw the obsession the Chinese seemed to have with "paled skin" people. Our trip through China was filled with stares and unwanted photographs, keeping your patience is key as it happens constantly and could grind on you after a day filled with strangers cameras in your face as you are trying to enjoy the sites.
The few days that we had to ourselves were mainly filled with relaxing, adjusting ...
... so we took a cab across town the the restaurant. Most of us were glad to see menus in English with familiar foods. In the cab ride over to the restaurant I noticed that Beijing is splendid at night. I think that the Chinese are very good at using lights to light buildings and cities. After dinner everyone was tired, so we went back to the school and called it a night.
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