Hua Feng Binguan
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... in our bellies, just in time to see our driver waiting for us. The drive to Mutianyu, our chosen Great Wall section was around the 2 hour mark with the morning traffic still lingering a bit late in the morning. We were dropped off in a place I didn’t recognise, but soon realised we had to take a shuttle bus to get to the place that I am familiar with.
Nat and I bought some subway to have with us on the Great Wall, seeing as lunchtime was ...
... palace . . . Built in1750 by one of the emperors - for his mother! It is mostly water with lovely gardens and these dragon boats that carry you from one spot to another. Yea. A boat! Even a crowded boat was more appealing than more walking alongside hundreds of other people . . . It was really quite lovely here. The place was designed by an artist . . Won the approval of the emperor and then it was ...
It was bitterly cold and we drove past ice in the streams and at one place a double waterfall was completely frozen down the side of the cliff. It looked spectacular!
Tickets were purchased for the entrance to the wall, with a ride up in the chair lift and a luge ride to come down - I may get used to chair lifts after all at this rate - this time I could actually see where ...
Bad start as Keryn left her new purple shoes on plane and they were taken Arrived and no transport. Caught taxi and finally arrived at our amazing hotel. Had shower then walked to Tiananmen Square and entrance to Forbidden City Caught taxi to Silk Market but we were disappointed in the shopping there. Bought some beaded jewellery. Had foot massage and loved it. Had drink in cafe and then caught subway back to mall in the city and looked in shops. Ate at restaurant nearby then ...
... to be passing pretty quickly, but then Irish Keira pointed out that the 8 hours was only a third of our trip, and less than a quarter of theirs!
For lunch, we tried out the first of our instant noodles, after getting instructions from the Thai couple who had been surviving on them for the past few weeks as they travelled by train. As the scenery moved to grassy plains, we went to the dining car for an afternoon beer which was very pleasant way to enjoy the view.