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 ...
... I mimed a chicken laying eggs and unsuccessfully got a plate of eggs for breakfast. I also did some pointing work and ascertained that we were not in the right village. Who knows where we actually were? We got back on a bus and finally made it to the bit of ‘wild wall’ we had been aiming for. Some parts of it were very sketchy to walk along, but this added to the adventure. Yet again, the view was outrageously picturesque. Mum ...
... Further, men develop an expertise in carving one kind of form- so you may specialise in animals, and then never carve dragons. But after the lesson, I realised I still have no real appreciation for the art form as I balked at the expensive prices in the showroom. But the girls both chose a small piece as their birthday present from Mitch. Predictably, Charley chose a carved ball representing family unity, and Alex (working against type) went for ...
... for an hour or more I've no idea.
As we drove towards the Great Wall, north of Beijing it got gloomier and gloomier. Was this just pollution blockin gout the sun or was it going to rain on us.
As we got to Juyong Guan, a pass between 'unscalable' mountains and one of the renovated parts of the Great Wall, the first drops of rain were starting to fall. Decided we wuld brave the rain, was still warm so I just took ...
... 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, ...