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... to Beijing. But I am here now; I made it!
Just looking out the airport windows at Hong Kong was lovely; mountains and the South China Sea are everywhere out there. One pointy mountain literally stood head and shoulders above the others; I asked airline people what its name was, and at first they looked at each other nonverbally saying, "What mountain?" But their focus is always into the airport gate, ...
... end of orientation and people started going off to their placement locations. On our last night together the whole group were taken to a local bar called Helen’s, it did feel weird to go to somewhere other than Lakers, by the Love TEFL guys were they spent the whole night buying all 60 odd of us drinks. It was at the end of the night that we started having to say goodbye to some of the friends that we had made. After saying a slightly tearful goodbye to one ...
... the next vertical steep and unrestored section of the wall. This took us up to the highest point and as we got to the top there was just one Chinese lady clapping us, saying 'welcome to the wall!' She had somehow managed to get her stall right to the top, which sold the usual tourist tat, but most importantly, and most brilliantly she sold ice cold beer. We didn't care that it was about 100 times more expensive than at the bottom, this was a beer that was well deserved!
... meant we were probably more cautious then we should have
Our second full day, was the tour to Mutianyo Great Wall. At two
hours, the coach took longer then expected but the guide had lots of
interesting information and the early start meant sleeping wasn't a
problem. Arriving there, the tour group split to walk the wall. We
paid extra to get the cable car up and the toboggan ride down; both
worth it by the way. Not only does it give you more time ...
... started saying that she should not take us, this girl is bad. Our lady smiled and ignored him. Typical Chinese. Eventually we paid 30 to the lady with the 2 of us. She got us to the village, we took the bus to Beijing and so we paid around 50Y to get at the Great Wall.
Well, that's our Great Wall story. I defenitely want to go back in summer when all the trees are green!
Futher, I saw some tempels, lots of 'normal' Beijing streets and I had ...