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Day 5 The Wall

Hmm. Weather rubbish, visibility down to 6 inches and constant drizzle

Wall interesting to see and go on but even the locals seem to treat it like a bucket list item – tick it off and go home. 99 kata lagi

Ancient Wall and Tomb in China

Daily Prompt: Ancient

We had a chance to go on a family vacation a few years ago, the seven of us. We went to China on a private tour with our own tour guide and transportation. 114 kata lagi


Beyond the Wall

Last month, ten dedicated Australians set out to trek the Great Wall of China to raise awareness and funds for SANE Australia, an organisation working to provide support and connection for people affected by mental illness, as well as their carers, families and friends. 1.141 kata lagi


The Great Wall of China

Every country has an unmissable site. Every pamphlet has a photo, every guide book has an entry, and every tour promises to make a stop. Sometimes the actual site can’t match your expectations. 351 kata lagi


Last Stop, Beijing -- the final installment

Beijing used to be Peking.  Now the only things called Peking are Peking Duck and Peking Airport. On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao (as our guide always called him) seized control of the city, announced the creation of the People’s Republic of China and changed the name back to Beijing. 1.825 kata lagi


TDT - Turning Chinese

Beijing, as China’s capital, holds some stunning sights, but is weirdly un-cosmopolitan. In fact, Shanghai felt more like the country’s principal city.

I was surprised by how low and grey Beijing was: there are very few skyscrapers, although the buildings – like most of the rest of China – are fairly new. 686 kata lagi