A day to remember - China, The Great Wall, Mutianyu November 10th 2010 "If we fail to reach the Great Wall we are not men" Mao Zedong
Even though I'd only had three hours sleep, I felt great, probably buoyed by the prospect of seeing the Great Wall. I met up with Eric and Ilham in reception and we headed off to find the bus stop, which was a short walk from the hostel.
When we got there it quickly became apparent that it wasn't going to be as easy as it sounded to ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more