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Travel Blogs from Beijing
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China’s north border now extends way past the Great Wall so it is now like Hadrian’s Wall; it has no current use. Walking along the wall was pretty hard work as it was a mountainous area of the wall and it was very hot. After having a wonder round the Old bit of the wall we decided to head the other way, me and Nicole managed to walk to about tower 18 of 23 before having to turn back. We were very lucky with the weather at the wall as to begin ...
... are brushed by hand by elderly women. Interesting contrasts- people rushing around with facemasks and gloves, spotless underground stations where employees are cleaning all the time VS huge piles of rubbish on the street , people spitting all the time – the sound of which turns my stomach :-(
Buying tickets for the train more complicated than ...
... no matter the fact that we had a,ready submitted her passport to china to book the train ticket and the fact that the paperwork had her details on it they would not give her a ticket for our journey on Saturday. Ok so we accepted this and went to another window to book other train journey only to be told that they would not sell us the tickets cos she didn't have her passport so out of 6 tickets we left with a grand total of one!!!! We were also informed that one of the trains ...
... experience dodging cyclists, motor bikes or rather motorised bikes pedestrians and Hutongs! With a few near misses we did arrive at the Great Wall at 10:30am ready for the experience of our life!
The area of the Great Wall we were taken to was called Mutianyu which is roughly 90km northeast of Beijing and is decorated in Ming-dynasty guard towers which stretch out majestically over 3 km of the wall. ...
... who don’t know Dan, he is intensely, hopelessly addicted to Facebook, and sadly for him, all forms of social networking are not allowed in China. He posts on Facebook at least five times a day (often very wittily I’ll admit) but I believe that these bad moods are the first signs of withdrawal symptoms. When he mentioned today that he missed Facebook, I tried to cheer him up by making light of the subject “You could always just buy fifty postcards ...
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