Shanshui Trends Hotel (Beijing Hangtianqiao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
The drive to the Great Wall from our hotel was an hour and a half. For the duration of our drive Benson shared his knowledge on Chinese culture and tradition. Even after studying Chinese history nearly every year in school, I have never appreciated it as much as I did on the drive. Benson explained the history of the Great Wall and the fact that the literal translation is actually "the long long wall". I had heard before that it took centuries ...
... t wake up till 10:00 am, so our adventure out into the street was a very late start. Carly taught English in the schools in this city, seven years ago, so she showed us around the area where she lived and taught. The day was bitterly cold with an icy wind blowing, so it was nice to step into a Pizza Hut, that Carly frequented and ...
... not been cleaned since building - but they did have satellite tv !!
They had just built a new shower room , again cleanliness - the breeze block toilet - a hole straight into the stream that runs through the village
There is basic standards and simple cleanliness - I dare not look into the kitchen area where they were cooking.
Lets get back on the bus and get back to civilisation !
Decided to skip breakfast and had a packet ...
... 20 just before the very very steep parts are. The guy didn't walk that far as I did. I don't know why. On a plus side to this, it is not too crowdy as it is normally at Batlong (sorry i couldnt spell, its a popular touristy spot, more famous than Mutianyu or other sections of the wall. I am happy with the day went. I am no fan of big pushy crowds. Good weather for this, thankfully :) however there's ...
... 3. Those who took three( including me) where considered adventurous. We gave an introduction and our gave hers. Her life is pretty interesting too. She had lived all over( she's a military brat) and because she married a business man. She lived in Libya last but had to evacuate due to the turmoil. I finished the day up and went out with two new friends to grab dumplings. We had the last period free and nothing to do. After school, I ...
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