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... the next vertical steep and unrestored section of the wall. This took us up to the highest point and as we got to the top there was just one Chinese lady clapping us, saying 'welcome to the wall!' She had somehow managed to get her stall right to the top, which sold the usual tourist tat, but most importantly, and most brilliantly she sold ice cold beer. We didn't care that it was about 100 times more expensive than at the bottom, this was a beer that was well deserved!
... view was breathtaking, the atmosphere was alive with people climbing the stairs yet it was quiet and serene. Back into the bus to visit the kings tombs then off to walk around the Olympic site of the 2008 Olympic Games that were here in Beijing. By the end of the day we were starting to feel our efforts in climbing ouch think tomorrow the calves will be a little sore. Tomorrow we head to the zoo Can't wait to see you all Cate & Erica. ...
... 5.) Little kids are allowed to pee anywhere, including into the trash cans (or on the sidewalk of public areas). 6.) Some people don't close the stall doors; they just do their business for the world to see. And Mom, I forgot to close my bag all the way and dropped some of my stuff into the toilet, just like you said I would. I did not go in after it. ...
... 5 million cubic meters of water and the surface covers an area of 340 km. When the reservoir is full, water flows out of the spillways through the side holes, forming an impressive waterfall. The mouth of the Longqing Gorge is a reinforced concrete dam with double curvature arch, 72 meters in height and 90 meters in length. The dam can hold a water storage capacity of 8.5 ...
... and also, for the sake of getting some veggies, a plate of stir-fried snow peas.
We headed back to the hostel, wandering the whole way (somewhere in the realm of 5-6km), and started to work on the blog post. We were jetlaggy to the point of distraction, and called it an early night without eating dinner.
Thursday, September 6
After much discussion about our lingering jet-lag, we decided to trounce it for good and all today!
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