Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. With an area of 31, 800 square miles (82,400 square kilometers), it shares borders with provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. As … Continue reading Chongqing – China
"Tea Road" Railway Tours Russia is a huge country which stretches so far from west to east that, perhaps, the only way to get a full idea of the diversity of its landscapes and lifestyles of its peoples is to cross the country by train. Such railway tours which also include stops in major cities … Continue reading Railway Tours – Russia
As the capital of China, Beijing seems to have it all—history, art, culture, entertainment, innovation. While I’ve been a few times, I was always just passing through or filing paperwork somewhere.
At long last, my most recent trip through the city gave me a few days to actually experience the wonders it has to offer and I was determined to fit into 3 days as much as humanly possible:
Day One: The Great Wall
After arriving late at night on a long-haul train, I snagged a few hours sleep and immediately took off for the Great Wall. Having been to the tourist hotspots of Badaling and Mutianyu in the past and battling the crowds of locals, I finally had the time for a proper Great Wall experience. Many hostels and tour groups offer transport to more remote sections of the wall that are totally worth it. This was by far…
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Another item that I can check off my bucket list. Finally, able, to, hike, lions rock!
Do you know why it’s called the lions rock? Because the boulder at the very top is suppose to look a lions head. I didn’t see it, until someone told I am suppose to see a lions head.
So then I said yes, I saw a lions head.
To get to the entrance of the trail, you have to go to Wong Tai Sin Station, exit b3. Here you have two options 1) Walk all the way up to the entrance. This is about an hour walk. or 2) Get a taxi to drive you to the entrance.
Being the active hiker that I am, I chose option 2. So glad that I did. The walk up to the entrance was brutal, and I would’ve given up on the hike once we reached the…
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