Our first Wonder of the World - Smash!!!
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Where I stayed
Tiananmen Sunrise Hostel
We arrived at the site and immediately got set upon by the tourist hawkers who insisted that we buy hats, t-shirts, etc, but still no bloody birds nest ashtray, i will be the first tourist to approach a hawker to actually ask to buy something im sure. Anyway the quest for the ashtray continues in earnest. The bad thing was that when we left the hostel it appeared to be a half decent day, however when we got there it was snowing and overcast with terrible visibility
Whilst we were up there we were constantly being approached by Chinese tourists in full suits complete with baseball caps, who wanted to take pictures of us, this is becoming an every day occurence. (andrew edit - They wanted to take pictures of me, not Lady E, in one I had ten men and myself all a little strange). He enjoyed it really though! Having spent a while up there and feeling utterly knackered we decided to make our way to the toboggen ride - however when we got there it was closed because of the snow. So I had to endure yet another chair lift with the Stevo. Could this day get any worse I thought he was going to burst into tears at one point!
We went for lunch with the rest of the 'Coach Trip' at the foot of the Wall which was quite a treat, gosh two meals in one day! We had about eight different dishes to choose from on a huge lazy susan. It had been a great experience.