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... size: 16px; line-height: 22px;">We set up our tents, then people went exploring a lot further up. I stayed back with a couple people. Just looking out and see the wall was so surreal. I just could not believe I was standing on one of the greatest things ever built. We all hung out until it got darker, and then we all gathered around in a circle and discussed our technology creed and behavior creed. Around 8:30 we finished and I went straight to bed. I shared a bed with Meg and Anna. Tiring, but good ...
... is staggering – but China is also a place where cities are built and then not inhabited – the huge so-called “ghost cities”.
While it has been really interesting to get a measure of the history and way of life in China we are so aware that we have not even scratched the surface of this huge and complex society. Other than being blocked from using Google, Facebook or YouTube, we have not experienced, nor even ...
... and found our hostel. We passed through a couple of poor neighbourhoods on the way that you can only see if you walk everywhere. I could right a novel on things that are wrong about this place but i'll just try to see the positive and appreciate what we have around us.
Now that we settled a bit in Beijing i can tell you a little more about it. I believe China has improved a lot and generally i am quite impressed/happily surprised by the level of hygiene here, i ...
... undoubtedly, my favorite places thus far to catch a bite in Beijing. Believe me, there are many more—just step down one of the Beijing’s many hutongs, narrow streets and alleys that once lined traditional courtyard residences—but these next few are the most memorable.
The char restaurant in Houhai
Char, one of the simplest yet most delicious treats here. “Char” refers to food on a stick, and can consist of anything from bunches ...
... our benevolent host was kindly enough to swiftly escort us to the entrance to the Wall.
Much to our delight, being mid-Winter, the site was deserted and we were by far the only tourists there; a stark contrast to previous experiences of tacky tourism en masse at Badaling. Weather permitting; we indulged in the photographic opportunities that isolation afforded us. Eventually, thwarted by the bitter cold we embarked on navigating our way back to Beijing; a ...