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Category: The Great Wall of China

Travel Report: The Great Wall of China, Tiger Mountain.

The Great Wall of China, Tiger Mountain. In the summer of 2014 my friend Anthony and I embarked on a two week trip across the northeast of China. For me it was yet another corner of the country conquered. One of the highlights of that trip was getting to hike my third section of The […]

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Travel Report: The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu.

June 2014. Located just seventy kilometres northeast of Beijing, The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu is a fully restored section of the wall that’s ideal for those looking to strike a balance between convenience and authenticity. Having already hiked the stunning and somewhat wild Jinshanling to Simatai section four years earlier, this was my […]

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Travel Report: The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai.

The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai. May 2010. For visitors to China, hiking  a section of The Great Wall often finds itself at the very top of the to-do list. However, choosing which part to tackle can be an overwhelming task. Especially as there are nearly nine thousand kilometres of wall scattered around […]

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Goodness Gracious, Great Wall of China! A short story.

Goodness Gracious Great Wall of China! After a prolonged period of stability, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in grey, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. “Put your cookies in the bag!” I cried, addressing […]

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