Just a wee wander on the Great Wall of China

Trip Start May 10, 2011
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Trip End Apr 15, 2012


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Friday, July 29, 2011

Eek I have fell behind on the blogs so this is just a short it one - the pics say it all really - the hostel tried to make us go on some rubbish bit of the wall saying the section we wanted to go to was too busy but I persisted and I am sooo glad we did as it was brill.  

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 :-)

 
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