Showing posts from August, 2017

The travel diaries: China - mountains and cities

At last, the final post about my month in China.
Before leaving Beijing, there were two missing sights from my bucket list: the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.
The Great Wall of China
Prior to even arriving in the country, months before actually, I found out online that camping at the awall could organised (although not completely legal). A little research and some persuasion, we managed to organise a party of 12 people and 3 dogs and set off to climb and camp at the Wall.

We hired a driver to take us to the nearest village for lunch, Jinshanling, and after to the nearest access point to start climbing.

And so it began, our adventure at the Great Wall.

Since we wanted to camp, we accessed the Wall from Hebei, a section that is basically abandoned and requires some caution as you are walking on ruins. Did stop us? No way!!

We caught a little rain as we went up, but nothing to worry.

Sorry for the amount of pictures, but believe me when I say I did make a selection and I have a lot …

The travel diaries: China - last days in Beijing

Yep, it is finally here. The photos of my last days in Beijing.
What a wonderful city. There was always something to surprise you at every turn and it is a city booming with life and activities.

The safest tattoo studio: Batman memorabilia everywhere, from all Batman movies.

CCTV Headquarters Building

Eating dumpling at 798 Art District

Best place to buy "legitimate" brand items: clothes, accessories, shoes...

Various crickets are fried and served. Any takers?

"Friends" fans out there? This was such an awesome place. Hard to find, directions weren't very clear or visible, but it payed up in the end!

Korean barbecue dinner 💚
You probably noticed there are two HUGE places I haven't shared in the Beijing posts.... Stay tuned for the last of China's posts. Meanwhile, enjoy this and the previous posts.