Beijing bytes III: The Great Wall

Throwback trip report Beijing: 29/10/2003 At last!!! The day I have been waiting for. Today is our trip to the great wall. I could barely contain my excitement. At the same time I was afraid that when expectations are too high, reality may not match up to it. We accessed the wall from Mutianyu. After trekking …

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Beijing bytes II: Summer Palace​.

Throwback trip report Beijing: 28/10/2003 After last night's emotional visit to Tiananmen Square, we wanted to do the usual touristy things. Summer Palace Raka had warned me that there was going to be a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. The Summer Palace was built in 1750 by Emperor Qianglong as a spot for retreat, …

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Beijing bytes I: Tiananmen Square

Throwback trip report Beijing: 27/10/2003 Browsing through heaps of old papers of my dad after he passed away, I came across some of his old diaries about his visits to different countries. The diaries, of course, had no pictures, only words written with his 'Waterman' fountain pen in blue ink. The ink had faded, the …

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