Guomen Business Hotel
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... The owner was so sweet that she came over and towelled up the kids with such care. When we left, she gave Mia a huge hug and a kiss on the cheek. Later Mia told us " We have to come back, she said to come back soon".
Anyways, another indoor day today. We left when the cleaning ladies arrived and met Sean for lunch. Came back to a clean house...ahh, I wish I could have this all the time. Better enjoy it ...
... remaining 10 hours.
Four of us got that bug right before we left but were feeling much better by the trip. Well one guy was left, and he was destined to fall. And fallen he has, during the 3 hour bus trip from the airport to the hotel. Yup 3 hours for what should have taken 20 minutes. Beijing rush hour reminds me of home :)
When we arrived here, the kids and I explored a bit and then decided to order room service instead ...
... and disappeared into the haze. The climbable section of the wall at mutianyu was just over 2km and opposite to what we have seen in most photos, this wall section was anything but flat. Steep and narrow stairs separated the massive towers. We climbed and climbed and took every photo op we could. We were breathless - both by the altitude and the hike itself and of course more so by the sheer magnitude of the experience. After a quick 2 hours atop the wall, ...
Gavin tries to teach us a few Chinese words and we respond with some English Aussie slang for him.. don't think we will get far with our interpretations...
Next stop is the Sacred Path of the Ming Tombs (or Divine Road) which means the road leading to heaven. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who came from Heaven to his country through the Sacred Way, also deservedly would return to Heaven through this road.
The area ...
... I hadn't ventured. Then it was off for some bar hopping, from the quietly sedate to the loud and raucous where a different breed of Chinese youth ascended in droves with a spattering of foreigners. Two White Russians and two rum and cokes later I stumbled into bed at 2 a.m. This was definitely a night to remember but at least I know that in this foreign land, friends are in abundance and life in Beijing is finally taking shape, professionally and personally.
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