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... the wall drapes over the mountains, winding in and out, is really beautiful. We were lucky to have a cloudy morning with a nice cool breeze. As we approached the base, the sun came out, and you could tell the afternoon would be a real scorcher!
Back in Beijing, we rewarded ourselves for the long hike with some delicious Peking duck from Quanjude, one of the two most famous ...
... ghost siblings or other ghost haunting them some people decide to stay home.
Another interesting attraction of China that we looked at was the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. While on the tour bus we were told that some events that happened in China were not allowed to be discussed in public such as what happened in the Tiananmen Square. If so you are either sent back to your country or put in jail. I find that ...
... meant we were probably more cautious then we should have
Our second full day, was the tour to Mutianyo Great Wall. At two
hours, the coach took longer then expected but the guide had lots of
interesting information and the early start meant sleeping wasn't a
problem. Arriving there, the tour group split to walk the wall. We
paid extra to get the cable car up and the toboggan ride down; both
worth it by the way. Not only does it give you more time ...
... We got advice from our hostel on how to get there, as well as online, and neither were correct. This therefore lost us time so here's the best way:
1) Take the subway, Line 2, from 'Qienmen' (or the subway stop that you are staying closest to) to 'Ji Shui Tan' station This will cost 2 yuen per person one-way.
2) Leave the station from Exit B, cross over the busy highway and walk approximately 300m right to Deshengmen Bus Station
3) Take bus ...
... logic.. damnit.
We were both complete messes when we arrived at the hotel. The staff were concerned for us and were very kind. Also, the place we were staying in was very nice. We had booked this purposely so that we could enjoy a bit of luxury after Mongolia and also because Vinh's mum was coming over to join us.
Thats right. So not only was I sick as anything I was due to meet Vinh's mum for the ...
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