Great Wall of China

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Our last visit from our 3-day trip was China’s famous Great Wall! It’s roughly an hour journey away from the city of Beijing so you have time to regain your energy in case you need to. The Great Wall trip was really one of the memorable vacations I had since…

  1. First, it was one of my dream place.
  2. Second, aside the fact that it’s my dream place. It’s also one of the world’s seven wonders.
  3. Third, we were able to visit the place before Christmas eve. In short, it was God’s christmas gift!

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Taking a picture of my sister having her forty-winks. I wasn’t taking a nap since I was way too excited to close my eyes and rest.

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Upon seeing the beautiful view of the wall, I was all prepared to jump out of the bus and kiss the ground. :))

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Weeee! It was a first time for me to witness snow. Unsurprisingly, there is snow here towards the Great Wall as it is in a mountainous terrain farther up north. In fact, as far as I remember it was already -13 Degrees Celsius at that very moment. More freezing and it was much colder, with below freezing temperatures and strong winds.

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While climbing all the way up, I saw Yogi bear! Hahaha! The bears would perform for treats purchased by tourists. I felt sorry for the bears and wished I could take them all home.

As we walked closer, the revelation of what actually constituted a trolley ride greeted us. Our tour guide said that it was a Toboggan car. It is more like a series of trolleys on rails, sort of like a roller coaster, that bring you down from the top of the wall.

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In all fairness, the trolley ride got me even more excited because you can control the speed of the car yourself! Such a nice alternative to hiking/walking.

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And Lo! we have arrived!

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Words and pictures can’t describe the beauty of the walls as it stretches on as far as you can see, it has to be seen to be really appreciated. It’s majestic and powerful and makes necessary saying the word “wow” without meaning to an unnecessary number of times.

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