The Great Wall

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Finally there was the big day of the wall! There are several sections of the wall that can be visited, some more touristy, some less; some restored, some “wild” i.e. not easy to walk on. We decided to follow the Lonely Planet to do a Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu which is along the “wild wall” and officially forbidden to use – but the entrance fee is 20 Yuan. We (the Spanish guys and I) left around 9am to go to the bus station …

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Snow Festival


My plan for the second day was to go to the city and decide spontaneously what to do, I had a few options and depending on the time it takes I would decide what to do. When I left and arrived at the bus stop I realized that i forgot my mobile phone; so no maps and no communication. I decided to maybe not do any adventurous stuff and stay around places I know. In …

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Machu Picchu (2012-09-13)

The day started at 4am! There are a couple of reasons for it, which are only hard to understand before you climbed it. The area of the ruins opens at 5.30 and everyone recommends to go there early morning, to avoid the tourist masses. Also the sunrise is around 6.30 which is supposed to look nice on top of it. The last reason is that we got a ticket to climb one of the neighboring  …

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