He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man.
I confidently followed the calling of the probably most famous chairman in human history, and made my way to the simatai part of the great wall (司马台长城). I got up at 6 am this morning in order to get there early. I went to the long distance bus station in Dong Zhi Men (subway line 2 north east) in order to get on the bus 980块 (fast) towards Mi Yun. It’s about 120 km to the north and costs only 15 yuan. Getting off in Mi Yun in order to find some driver taking me to the great wall, I had bad luck as I was the only hiker there.
Downturn: not the best bargaining position at all, as there was nowhere else to go…
But finally I ended up at the spot, where I wanted to go, which was about 70 km more by taxi. And obviously enjoyed it!