On Tuesday Felix, Rene and me went to a place of the Great Wall (长城), called Mutianyu (慕田峪), which is said not to be that crowded because it’s not easily accessible by public transportation. It’s in the northeast of Beijing located in Huairou District and said to have the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. The many watch towers and the scenery surrounding the wall make it a really unique place. On the advice of Kim we took a private driver there. Arriving there after one and a half hours, we made our way up by Cable Car. We had a marvellous and actually very hot day and the place fortunately wasn’t that crowded as for instance Badaling is supposed to be during the national holidays. After walking/climbing on the Great Wall for several hours we had to get down somehow. A really funny part followed as we went down by speed chutes as you can see in my badly filmed movie while going down. It would have been more fun if we had the whole track for ourselves because we always had to brake for the people in front. Though it was a very nice experience and we were pretty much exhausted and depleted from that trip.
In the evening Felix and me went to the Lisa Taylor place for fitting, where we ordered some shirts on Monday. In case of Felix it’s literally not ‘some’ shirts – it was 17! He really capitalized on finding a good taylor in Beijing. My shirts were already finished completely and fitted perfectly. Following that we met with Raphael our friend from Quebec, who just arrived in Beijing and we had dinner together at Hooters Beijing 😉 [Please spare the ‘Oh man, you’re in China, why are going to Hooters’ – comments^^]
The stories of the rest of the week will follow soon, so stay tuned!
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