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... eagerly anticipated by us all. What I found strange is that none of the staff seemed to know which part of the wall we were going to, only that it began with 'J'. All I know is that it wasn't one of the most touristy parts of the wall, which I was pleased about.
I was pretty sure that it would be at least 2-3 hours drive to the Wall, so was pretty surprised when about an hour (or less) into the journey I suddenly saw it right in front of me. It was ...
... actually open so we went for 15 and hoped for the best! After about five minutes window 16 reopened so we dashed for that one and were now second in the queue! Unfortunately the people in front of us were not having a great day and took absolutely ages. Having not planned ahead like us, they were trying to buy tickets for the next day to no avail. After getting increasingly distressed and clearly not understanding that no seats left genuinely means ...
Once arrived I searched my way to one of the entrance gates, but it wasn’t so
************ly thing I had to do was to follow the herd of Chinese tourists.
The entrance fee to the park including access to the temples costed me about
60Yuan. I walked my way through the gate and I found myself immediately in an
oasis of peace and tranquility. I had to cross a bridge and if you looked down
you saw a canal with old Chinese houses (well, shops ...
Friday night was a great night. Steph Baker organized a gaggle of other interns (myself included) and got us a reservation for a peking duck dinner at the local Hyatt hotel. Following her in like a team of ducklings, we managed to get to the restaurant on time. It was pricey (for Beijing) but it was great. It was fully serviced adn we got to see the duck prepared right before us. It happened in 4 stages.
... the same back home and I truly appreciate the change! After their cigarette they put their head on the table and fell asleep! Fair play to them.
The next day we negotiated the subway (or should I say Peter did and I followed) and bus. En route we passed some wonderful characters. The most memorable was an elderly couple I would guess in their seventies. The 'wife' was slowly pedalling the trike carrying her wizened husband and his very impressive lengthy white ...