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China Feb 2012

Good Night Beijing! Crashed in the airport for a few hours before heading to the wall
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Mmmmm...woke up to Chinese Mickey D's coffee
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Beijing Skyline
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My Buddy. He actually saluted me on the way out
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Many Chinese tourists on this section of the wall
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'Cindy' our guide
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It basically says 'Be a man, Climb the Wall!'
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Village at the wall
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Example of weaponry of the time
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Happy Travellers. Ted, Nattaya, and I at Juyong Pass
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Steep section
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Many beautiful Temples and buildings at this section
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Not a bad gig, Great Wall cop!
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Entrance to the Ming Tombs
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The 'Soul Tower' where the Emperor is burried
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The 'Yin and Yang' gate at the tomb
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Original headstone at the tomb of Emperor Muzong of the Ming Dynasty
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View from the tomb
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No tourists. The Chinese people believe the tomb is full of ghosts and won't go there
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Jade market
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Some amazing pieces
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Some, as big as me!
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What everyone needs, solid jade patio furniture. About $80.000.00
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The base is wood, but the carving is Yellow Jade
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It was an incredible trip! From temples in the north, to almost crashing into the river on a motorbike, to seeing wonderful new places I have never been, and spending days on the river, hiking, boating, and just relaxing!. But mostly just interacting with the local people and learning about new food, meeting new friends, and realizing what truly matters in life! Can't wait till next time!

Posted by ikombazana 17:46

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