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... was exposed to the blazing sun. Fortunately, it was only 30 deg or so today. I was surprised at how openly Lee talked about the crushed student's uprising in 1989, although I was politely careful about my questions. I also noticed how Mrs Wang ( our driver) chewed off the ear of a policeman as he checked her government issue bus drivers certificate: (via YF) "Why don't you stop the black ( illegal ) cars? I pay all this money for all ...
... gave us a quick run down on the two paths and their respective terrains. You could either go left or right. The left option was about a 3.5 km walk to the end and then obviously the return trip back, so 7 Km's in total. The right option was only a 3 km round trip. Both had similar terrain, and he said there will be ups and down on both tracks (more ups than downs if you ask me), so we had to make sure we were fit enough to go in the direction ...
... unique features of the Mutianyu Great Wall are the branch walls and the battlements on both sides . the walls here were built with stone slabs and the top parts were built with gray brick battlements. Any other parts of the Great wall only have the battlements just on the outer side and parapets on the inner side. But here , both the inner and outer parapets are crenellated with merlons. So that shots ...
... by which point, as usual, every taxi driver in the province had spotted me, the tourist, and came to try and get some business! I refused and the lady I was with also did at first but after a swift conversation in Chinese we were both in the taxi, the lady was going to get dropped on the way and pay half of the agreed fare! The woman gets out we drive a bit further and the driver stops, he points to a picture he has of a cable car on the great wall, ...
... a GPS while driving in Beijing.
At one point in the traffic jam, there was a traffic circle which was bad enough for a traffic officer to direct it. A car in front of us was too afraid to cut into the crossing traffic and did not move anywhere for a long time. Our driver was cursing I think and flashing his lights many times. The officer had to clear the mess. During the whole ordeal, I was thinking, that is probably a tourist, and if I was driving, that would ...