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China 2008/2009



TITLE: THE WALL
LOCATION: THE GREAT WALL AT SIMATAI, 司马台
MISSION: SCALE THE WALL!
DATE: 2009-04-13

Perhaps the most impressive of the sights in Beijing, the Great Wall. In order to avoid as many tourist as possible, we chose to go to a steeper and unrestored part of the wall: Simatai. It is located further away from Beijing than the more popular Badaling. It turned out to be a great idea. With amazing weather and only a handful of other tourists we walked along the wall. This particular section is situated on top of a very steep mountain ridge and it is really impressive how they managed to build the thing. We had planned for tree hours on the wall but thought that it might be a little tight, so we kept a high pace only to end up with more than 40 minutes to spare. A lesson for next time. On the picture: Lovisa clutching her pointy straw hat. They all bought one for protection against the sun but ended up not using them due to strong winds. I bought a really cool "The Great Wall" baseball cap instead.

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