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
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
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
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