Just a wee wander on the Great Wall of China
Trip Start May 10, 2011
162Trip End Apr 15, 2012
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We headed off really early for the Mutianyu section of the wall - it was just us and another couple from Sweden, the weather was rubbish it was absolutely pouring it down so we headed off for the 2.5 hour journey hoping it would get better, sure enough by the time we got to the wall it had stopped raining and was actually a bit chilly which was great cause it was absolutely roasting the day before.
There were no chinese tour groups and only a few other tourists so it was fantastic - so glad I didn't listen to the hostel people this tour was great the views were amazing - we wandered along the wall for almost 3 hours before we headed back. Those stairs are mighty steep it was hard work as they day got hotter.
We got the cable cars back down (the alternative was a toboggan ride but it was closed due to the rain) and headed back into Beijing - tomorrow we head off on the bullet train to Shanghai :-)