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... with a yellow light. Heavily guarded, we had to shuffle past and out in about 30 seconds. The whole thing from start to finish took about an hour and a half, but we felt a real sense of accomplishment at the end of a difficult task finally completed.
Of course we have eaten very well in Beijing, despite not being able to find any of our favourite restaurants. We have had a preponderance of noodle dishes. The small places we go to don't have ...
... to the Wall. Super scary. The rocks and steps were really steep. After awhile, WE MADE IT! Then it was a lot more hiking up to the camping site. Total hike time was probably about an hour and a half. It was so beautiful. The mountains are so pretty. I could not believe I was standing on the
Great Wall of China! Such an amazing experience.
... major tourist attractions to shame! Tickets in hand we proceeded with the vast crowds in the direction of the Meridian Gate, where we collected our snazzy audio guide (with LED map guide on the front tracking your every move) and entered the city. The first thing you see, other than thousands of people, is the massive Gate of Supreme Harmony. There are three main buildings in the central complex, the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Middle Harmony and the Hall ...
... basically suburbs that still have large traditional housing and influence within them, and it was refreshing to see such a different side of the skyscraper city. Tiny alleyways and really tiny houses were everywhere, with kids running everywhere and older people playing mahjong. It was truly an a amazing part of the trip. We went to visit a local resident who opens her home to visitors for a truly experience of the lifestyle. Inside, most of the house was full ...
... dove, almost face-planting, down the stairs to rejoin the others in the descent! I got a lot of pats on the back etc. for this one and feeling a big boost from this I started sprinting the rest of the way to the finish (ok maybe not sprinting – a lot of it was the natural gravity of the downhill which I totally accepted the help from haha, not to mention all the finishers who had subway sandwiches in hand for some real motivation! realizing this must me the free lunch ticket! ...