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Where should I start about my experience of climbing the Great Wall of China! I don't think anyone can describe the feeling of scaling a structure stretching away for thousands of miles and spanning more than 2000 years. Several generations of hard working Chinese men and women toiled on erecting a structure with the intent to create a unified territory, thus laying the foundation for modern China’s development and diversity in a ...
... we go through security. The front building is very big and impressive (as most building are here in Beijing). We have to go through a couple of gates before we get to the tickets office. One more security check and in we go. The forbidden city has 3 main halls. These were all for different occasions but the emperors didn't live in them, they lived in the houses that were built in a courtyard on the west end of the city. The nicest of all of them was the one of the empress, she ...
... currently around 22 million people in the city and you feel constantly surrounded, bumped into and crowded around. The Palace grounds are beautiful and I found myself imagining the lives that lived behind those walls wondering if they felt lonely and isolated or superior and grand. How and if they were allowed to be friends with the servants and what that privileged life was like for them. I read that ordinary Chinese were forbidden from approaching the walls of the palace and that ...
... during the Qin Dynasty. Rocks fell on people. Walls caved in. Workers died of exhaustion and disease. Labourers were fed only enough food to keep them alive. This project continued long after Qin's death. Building the wall was a project that continued for many hundreds of years until the wall was over 3700 miles long. Most emperors used the same system that Qin used, which ...
... outside more like the ones any self respecting rioter would wear while under fire from tear gas. We have seen a few people wearing these but not many. I watched yesterday as 2 women get on the train both were wearing masks and one had big headphones on and they were trying to have a conversation, I couldnt help but have a chuckle as I imangine them saying to each other "huh?', 'what?", "huh?" "what?".
Beijing has that typical big city feel to it but it's a city that ...