Hanting Express Beijing Yansha Xiaoyun Bridge
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... I much preferred it to the rebuilt and maintained part of the wall I visited at the beginning of my trip. Since I have some downtime before our next hike at 3pm I thought I'd pleasantly surprise people with an actual set of photos uploaded right after they were taken instead of making you wait again. ...
... that rocky area. In this icy landscape, however, not so much. There was nothing. I remember that the first city we passed marked on the inflight map was the Russian city of Irkutsk, shortly before we reached Mongolia and the Chinese border. At the airport in Beijing, security check and visa control went surprisningly fast. I grabbed my bag and was greeted by my mom in the arrival hall. I can't believe she actually lives ...
... but we didn’t want to wake them. And besides, we’re no ******* – we can tough it out now can’t we, YanChi?? ;)
The next morning, by 5am we were all awake and waiting for sunrise. We were also greeted by a large group of photographers. At first we couldn’t even see anything past our own watchtower because the fog was so thick. It slowly lifted for a while, but then ...
... street our hotel was right there thanks to google maps & the iPhone.
We unpacked and got organized and went off exploring the area. We found a shopping centre full of all the Gucci, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Hermes Brands a block from the Park Plaza, and then found the more normal affordable centers in the area and bought some shampoo from one of the hairdressers. We then walked out of the centre and found ourselves in ...
... comes the necessary, extensive preparations: getting vaccinations (Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, and a Polio booster - yes, they have Polio in China), calling insurance companies, shutting of gas in my condo, informing Capital One of my international travel, going to the dentist, devising an itinerary, booking plane tickets, learning Mandarin, etc.
The night before I flew to Beijing, I was faced with ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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