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The REAL Great Wall of China

The REAL Great Wall of China

Feb 4, 12 • Asia, Beijing, China13 Comments »
John Man, The Great Wall: China’s Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world’s most famous sights. Millions every year climb the line of stone snaking over mountains. We all feel we know the Wall. But we are wrong. It is too big,...
The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Jan 27, 12 • Asia, Beijing, China1 Comment »
Great Mao: He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man;and he who does not love the Great Wall is not a hero. I was not too keen on visiting the Great Wall of China after seeing the herds of visitors to the Forbidden City (which we...
Exploring the Summer Palace in Beijing

Exploring the Summer Palace in Beijing

Jan 4, 12 • Asia, Beijing, China1 Comment »
After seeing the herds of tourists leaving the Forbidden city the previous evening we have decided to choose the Summer Palace as our first sightseeing visit. It is located within the boundaries of Beijing and pretty easily accessed by metro. Metro...
China,Beijing, First impressions

China,Beijing, First impressions

Nov 26, 11 • Beijing, ChinaNo Comments »
We arrived 1AM at the Beijing airport, went through the passport control and joined a long queue for taxis. After long dialogue with a taxi driver (he was speaking Chinese, we – English) we left from the airport and headed for Beijing. When we...