Somerset Zhongguancun Beijing
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The great wall is 9,000 KM long................
So you can see the great wall in many places, but coming from Beijing is considered best.
The Mutianyu section was perfect; every tourist service needed is there plus more, but without being overcrowded. Getting there is difficult by public transportation, most people just go with a tour group. I was going to go by myself, but ...
... their parents. For every kid that I terrify there are a handful of kids who love me instantly purely because I look different. The ones who have big smiles on their faces and come in waving and saying loudly "Hello Sami" always put a massive smile on my face. Then there are the ones who come running up to me in the hall and ask if I'm teaching them today, even a few who complain when I say "Not today". Those moments are the ones that make me feel good about my choice to come ...
... of the road are largely ignored but when they come to a country where rules are enforced they find the adjustment an extreme challenge. Probably as great a challenge as we would have driving on their roads. That's my theory anyway….
Wednesday 6th August 2014
OK! We should have started earlier. It does not seem to matter how much research you do on the trips and traps and on the places to visit it only becomes real when ...
The pictures speak for themselves!
We have lunch booked on this tour so we meet an Irish couple, some Germans and some Spanish. I quiz the Irish couple about their traveling, they are staying in hostels and have just done the Trans-Siberian express. They are doctors and have just qualified, we tell them what we have done and they are mightly impressed, I think back, not many people plan ...
... location. There were guards and soldiers everywhere and lots of red flags. It was amazing how you could see how much the government is really involved.
After that we went to the Forbidden City. This place was also very grand. It was where the emperor lived. I learned there are 9,999 rooms in all. We walked the entire way too. My legs were so sore from hiking the Great Wall from the day before and they were even more ...