Juyongguan Great Wall Hotel
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Today we were given a free day to do whatever we wanted. Since we have been busy everyday, and its been really hot, and I have been sick since we have been here, I decided to take it slow today. Surprisingly, I have been waking up naturally everyday really early (for me at least) at like 6:30 or 7 each day. And since I haven't been feeling well and our beds are hard as rocks here, I have not been sleeping all too well. So today, I woke ...
... we could go, up to the part where they are renovating. We walked on the wall for about 1 1/2 hours and it was very tiring with all of the steps to climb.
After our walk on the wall we went on the toboggan ride, down to the bottom where our minibus was park. This was great fun, would love to do this again.after we finished our toboggan ride we headed back towards the city to visit the Olympic Park. The area is so huge (like everything else here), ...
... extracting the good stuff. It was the very last exploratory spoonful, right from the bottom of the stew that was the Indiana Jones moment as the fish's head appeared, but not a complete head, rather a head split down the middle between the eyes. I was actually relieved in a way that I found it last, however, from now on a full exploration of bowls containing murky liquid will be in ...
... amp; update you at the time! Then the weekend after Tomb Sweeping we have 5 days off for the Shanghai Grand Prix, soooooo excited!!! Just booked the transport there this week, high speed bullet train there, takes just under 5 hrs, and then flying back.
Really nice to speak to Barbara / Mum yesterday on Skype & catch up, over 6 minutes long too Barbara, nearly a record?!!!! J
Happy Easter, hope the weather is kind to you all!
Tracy & Andy
... pretty much circular starting at the river at the bottom of the valley, up to the top of the mountain, along the ridge and back down to the river on the other side and is over 4km long.
We started up from the river and walked up about 300 irregular sized steps to the first tower, and even at 08h00 in the morning it was packed with Chinese tourists. They are fascinated by us and we had to stop a few times to have our pictures taken with ...
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