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... with examples of what the military training would have been like back in the day. Our final stop on the little tour was the western most point of the Great Wall. Although it is crumbling, it is neat to say that I have been to the very end of the Great Wall. We bushed camp along the Great Wall and when I say along the Great Wall, I mean my tent was literally against it. Not an experience I'm going to forget any time ...
... wall were used as building materials for other projects.
*The entry fee is a steep 120RMB per person. Some provincial authorities are dependent on tourism revenue and price accordingly. Interestingly, Beijing sights are much cheaper, presumably because tourist numbers are larger and there are more sights to see. Anyway SG decides to try and negotiate concessionary rates for AG since he is already in his 60th year. In China, traditionally your age is calculated on ...
... distance. The road climbs up the lower slopes of the Tibetan Plateau as we get closer to Lanzhou, one of the most polluted industrial towns in China. They seem to be strip mining the whole valley. Buddhist Stupas and graceful Chinese pavilions fight the power pylons for a hillside spot. Lanzhou is on the Yellow River,the river carries a heavy load of sandstone silt and definitely lives up to its name. We are caught up in the first traffic ...
... you slide down a dune - we are not however in a position to corroborate this experimentally. The tallest dune, Mingsha, is 250m high. Some of us walk, in becoming bright orange boot covers, and attempt the Sysiphean task of climbing uphill in sand. Some are brave enough to go by camel and have the photograph to prove it. In among the dunes we come across a surprising sight - Crescent Moon Spring, an oasis lake that has never filled with sand. We watch the sun setting over the ...
... translations are a bit puzzling: at one point we are exhorted to walk gracefully round the grounds and not to smear (?).
We go on another wall walk, this time in a landscape of browns. Here the construction is of compacted clay and straw, as these were the easily available materials. We climb steeply under a dome of shimmering sky and sun to the last watch-tower, looking out over a vast plain on one side: here we can see tanks on a military training area as well ...