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Meng, Daniel, and I making our way along the wall  
   

Meng, Daniel, and I making our way along the wall

A "true man" must climb the Great Wall

August 16th 2012
There is a Chinese saying that goes "he who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man". Well, those are quite challenging words, so I set out with my new Beijing friends to prove ourselves. On the top of the list of the New Seven Wonders of the world, the great wall is probably the top tourist attraction in China. And the crowds proved it. I had been warned that the crowds are nuts, but you ... read more
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