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... ethnically “Han” people, named after one of the early dynasties. Mongols on the other hand are believed to have originated from an ancient Indo-European Turkic group known as the Ziongnu people who move east. This is an altogether different people.
Anyway, to say the least, the Grate wall is very impressive and the government has done much to improve the visitor’s facilities. Well worth the trip. View some of the pictures below.
... the road back to our hotel in time to meet up with our Beijing guide for the afternoon - Jason.
Jason had been recommended to me by a close friend and he was just awesome! I had booked him for that afternoon and the following day and offered Anthony the opportunity to accompany us. So the itinerary for Sunday afternoon was just to see Tienamen Square and the forbidden city. Dinner with the team had been arranged for later in the ...
... 8230;and passing LOADS of people I made my way across the finish line feeling pretty damn good! I COULD NOT BELIEVE 4 HOURS AND 47 MINUTES IT WAS OVER! I FINISHED MY MARATHON! I CONQUORED THE GREAT WALL! …and I did it in a pretty decent time at that J I even got a very impressive congratulations by the ceremony people for making a great time in wave 4!
In the end I finished 19 over all for women (out of about 270ish), 112 overall (about 778ish) and 6 out of 60 for ...
... The signs on the bus were all in Chinese, there was no English translation as there is in Haidian, and the bus route went to some very remote places; half the stops were on the side of the road and the bus sign was stuck by a pile of rocks. Luckily Christian had directions from his work, and we ended up matching the characters on the station signs to the map on the bus. However, the stop we were supposed to get off at was a little remote, and it was only after ...
... 40 minutes we reached the front.
In the taxi confident that this would go smoothly as we had diligently ensured we had the hotels address written in mandarin we came across challenge number two. The taxi driver did not appear to understand what was written on our piece of paper so we had to phone the hotel, pass the taxi driver the phone and get the hotel to provide the taxi driver the address. Bingo, we were off on route to the hotel and this was our first ...