Yulong Garden Hotel
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... mountain. Then a Cable car to the Wall.
Once on the wall, the WOW factor kicked in. We've seen pictures of the wall, but it simply has to be seen. At times we had to pinch ourselves...remind ourselves that this was real. This part of the wall is set in the mountains so its route wriggles through peaks and valleys. Every 200 or ...
... on to another hike. We had some communication issues with the night staff at the hotel while trying to book another night so we left it to fate the next morning. If we could book the room another night then we'd stay, if not we pack our things and move on and I'd recover in the next city. I was able to quickly book the room the next morning so we had another day to see the things we had previously missed while I recovered.
... ourselves was an experience I will treasure. We could take our time to take in the beauty of the surrounds without any distractions. It was rugged and hard going. Nature has taken over and the wall is crumbling with trees overtaking the walkway. Built along the ridge line you can see it far into the distance and to see towers upon South Island quality mountain ranges was incredible. The kids were fantastic. Sarah seems to have reverted to hardly saying a word but ...
[This post couldn't be posted at Beijing as we ran out of wifi - but i wrote it down in my journal so I am posting it now :) ]
The rest of our stopover was pretty relaxed. Dragged Simon around a few shops and finally found a magnet we liked! We then checked the board for the 100th time and our gate number was finally up! Yay! Gate e14.
We went to lunch at The Lucky Shamrock and had the best cheeseburgers! ...
... with watch towers at regular intervals. It must have been terribly hard work building it and a lot of the workers died form the harsh conditions and are buried in the foundations of the wall.
The drive back to Beijing took a while as the roads were very busy - the locals all drive out of the city to see the turning leaves at this time of the year but eventually we got back to our Hutong - which is starting to feel like home! The man in the local shop knows just what ...