Mutianyu, The Great wall of China

There are two main places to see The Wall from Beijing at least at this time of year. Badaling is most popular but Mutianyu has a cable car and toboggan run. Er Hello?! Easiest decision ever.

Now, it takes a lot to really stun Andi and I, having both been on the road since April we are lucky enough to be over exposed to UNESCO sites and wonders of the world on a weekly basis, ungrateful show offs that we are. So we joked that we might be underwhelmed. Not so. Not so.

I know it’s just a wall and all, but it’s a really good one.  I won’t bother describing; bricks/winding/long? It was bitterly cold but sunny which makes for lovely pics, which is all you can ask really. It is also a bit of a mission to get to, especially when we shunned the organised tour and decided to attempt the local bus. We ended up in the car of a very pleasant Chinese man, who lured us off the bus in Huairou (a city nearby) and took the remaining 30km in his banged up ford for £6 each. He even waited for us and delivered us back again. One of more successful  ‘let’s just roll with it, see what happens’ experiments.

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