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The Great Wall Of China

Posted on | May 27, 2011 | 2 Comments



Once you heard we were going to visit China you knew there’d be a Great Wall photo (or twenty). Let’s just get this over and done with, shall we?

We opted to take a tour all the way out to Simatai – a three hour drive from Beijing – to hike the Great Wall. It was a 10k hike along a less-touristed part of the Wall (the drive being pretty de-motivating for most people) and I thought it was spectacular. It was everything I imagined the Great Wall would be: a crenellated medieval wall in a remote, mountainous part of China. Murph wasn’t so sure that it was worth the effort – it’s just as well that I do most of our planning.


That small black spot near the front of the picture is BigB, marching off into the distance. Pretty cool photo, eh?


This is a gratuitous “in case you were jealous” photo. The hike was only 10k but it was pretty strenuous with some fairly steep sections and a lot of crumbling brick – but it was still worth it.

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2 Responses to “The Great Wall Of China”

  1. walkingontravels
    May 27th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    So glad you guys made it to the Great Wall and did a nice long trek! I am still sad we weren’t able to spend more time there. Those little legs limited which part of the wall we could do. I am definitely going back when Dek is older though and doing a longer trek across one of the older sections. The photos are gorgeous too! You definitely went to a cooler part than we did.

  2. Quickroute
    May 27th, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Looks like you had the place to yourselves – Love the photo with BigB

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