Shanshui Trends Hotel (Shaoyaoju)
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... and fortunately the Wall can be accessed via cable car. Walking up to it would not be recommended. Even walking along it had hundreds of steep steps - no chariots in this section! Unfortunately the China haze was thick today and we were not able to appreciate the views. Dwayne won the Most Determined Tourist award with a solo 400-step climb up the steepest ...
... was that the family sat around a beautifully set table, eating a large turkey and all sorts of other dishes. Taylor managed to buy a turkey for us, which was so big, it required two ovens to cook it. Ovens in China, however, are not like the ones back home. They are about microwave sized, and portable. Taylor cooked us an amazing feast of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pies for dessert. The rest of us brought some food ...
... on the way back as I was smart enough (or, honestly, cheap enough) to choose a different airline. Thankfully, Mel and Mark had arrived safely too and so before jet-lag really for hold of us, we ventured out into Beijing for our first Chinese experience - Starbucks. In our defence, we were in no fit state to be wandering very far, and tiredness defined the menu. That said, we did the manage a walk as far as Tianenmem Square (without ...
Well, I finally made it to the great wall YAY! The views at the top are, well, great! A little cold that day despite the sunshine (the elevation is around 1,000 meters at this section). The walk along the wall looks quite simple but is actually quite tough. Some sections of the wall you're walking at around a 55 degree ...
... the list goes on. Once again, it was the smell, rather than the sight of these things that put me off tasting them.
We left snack street behind and decided to head for the Lama temple, since our Tibetan tour had been cancelled - it's apparently the finest example of Tibetan architecture outside of Tibet. I say apparently as when we got there, it was closed. However, what we did find was the hutongs we had been searching for that morning. So we ...
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