Tianlongju Business Hotel
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May 4th was our 41st wedding anniversary and we were surprised with a cake at morning tea time that Andy had organised. It was delicious. It came with paper plates, plastic forks and the hat that Neville is wearing.
Jenny and Des and ourselves (with Andy interpreting) spent the rest of the morning looking at electric bikes. We think one might be handy in Europe where it might be a bit harder to ...
... When asked, "Oh good, it looks like the next bit will be easy terrain for us. Shall we continue with our wall here, Lord?"
The child replied, “No, let’s go over that BIG bit over there.”
“But, that’s in the opposite direction, Lord. We’ve only just come from there!”
“BIG BIT, NOW!”
Following the Lonely Planet’s directions, we ended up in a place that ...
... them lying down gasping for breath at the top.
And so to the wall itself. It looks just like it does in the photos, and for a while it is hard to believe that we are seeing it for real. As far as the eye can see are folds of the kind of mountains you see on Chinese watercolour paintings, and along the crowns of the nearest range runs the wall. What you don't see in the photos is that the walkway is so steep that it is mainly made up of steps - up and down, with random ...
... umbrella of Liza to go for a 'look-see' at the wall and get a 'feel' for it here. Amazingly, even though I have been to the Great Wall north of Beijing on three other occasions, each time it is somewhere new, and they are all different in their own way. Paid our £4.50 for our ticket and just as we took the first step up towards the wall the heavens opened, the thunder and the lightenin gand the wind started. Couldn't have ...
... the right bus stop thanks to a more helpful & honest local, and no thanks to the scammer nor lonely planet, which had the wrong bus number altogether.
Badaling was quite different from our first Wall experience. Loads of people, really built up with lots of shops, food vendors, souvenir stalls, starbucks, etc. From the bus stop, you actually have to walk through the shops to get to the ticket gate. The local bus cost about $1.5 AUS to get there, ...