Beijing 2002 – Day 3: The Great Wall, “Pub Street”, City at Night

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Toll gate on the Badaling Express Way on the way to the Great Wall

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Getting close to the Great Wall

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The bottom of the Great Wall at Badaling

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There are a lot of steps along the way!

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View of the Great Wall across the valley from the path I chose

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Upon reaching the top, I found that it kept on going!

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Yet another path I didn’t take – there was plenty of wall to go around

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Me at the Great Wall

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Me standing at another section of the Great Wall

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A view of the wall with a guard tower

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Walking back is just as hard; walking down on a steep slope is very slow going!

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A view of the buildings at the bottom

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One last look at the top

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A view of across the valley from the bottom

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Souvenir stalls at the bottom: be prepared to bargain hard!

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Italian restaurant in “Pub Street” at night

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Waiting at the traffic lights, some children in the car next to us were playing with the electric windows and waving at us

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We asked the taxi to drive around Tiananmen Square on the way home

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Driving past The Great Hall of the People

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The gate at the south end of Tiananmen Square

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