Xixi Friendship Hotel
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... ancient museum was housed in an impressive structure, very modern , probably built for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Walking through the streets is an eye opener, a real mix of third world versus modern day prosperous China. Again my blonde hair, makes me feel like I'm a travelling freak show. One couple wanted their "only" child to pose for a photo with me, but Little boy refused...I think he was scared of me, so had photo with the mum instead. So different from ...
... she gave us some history on the 7000km long wall, well that was when you could understand what she was saying. The only bit we really caught was an old Chinese saying "A man isn't great until he has walked the Great Wall." Once there the 7 of us, from our bus, climbed onto the wall and to our amazement there wasn't another soul as far as the eye could see in any direction. We walked along the wall for hours, never passing anyone. It was incredible. The only ...
... place. Its fun for a bit, but I was too frustrated and tired to keep shopping. I did get one really good deal though: I forgot to bring a watch here, so I got a Calvin Klein fake watch for 30 yuans ( $5).
For the rest of the night, we were going to go out to an American bar that one of my friends who came on this trip last year told me about. Hopefully we can find it because we really are craving American food! ...
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Hello The Great Wall of China! Both of us were very excited about this day, being possibly the biggest highlight in China! However on waking that day the weather was poor but we still decided to take the risk, what a bad idea! Stepping foot onto the wall we couldnt see a thing! We spent a good 3 hours walking 13 of the towers to only see what Karl Pilkington would describe as concrete (idiot abroad). After a dismal walk along the ...
... by crossing a six lane dual carriageway that runs for 50km from east to west of the city. A subway was at hand. I didn't fancy shepherding our brood over 12 lanes of cars, buses, bikes, trikes, scooters, pedestrians and overloaded vehicles - see pic! This city truly is gigantic. 25m people reside here and remarkably it is China's 3rd largest city after chongduan, 30m and shanghai, 27m. The Forbidden City was an experience all on its ...