Month: September 2005

Day 11: Chengde – Yingshouing, Ugliest City so far

Bei Dai He, 01/10/2005 at 23:00 Day 11: Chengde – Yingshouing, Ugliest City so far This morning we saw another extreme example of cultural differences in the restaurant at breakfast. 30-40 Chinese who all chewed their food and drank their drinks or rice pudding – all with their mouths open. The noise was quite incredible!…

By Jakob September 25, 2005 0

Day 10: Chengde: A Tibet Feeling

Chengde, 24/9/2005 at 17:00 Today we’ve been biking around Chengde looking at the temples, many of them being buddhist temples. Sometimes it has felt more like being in Tibet than in China. Other than that the city of Chengde is ugly and not very cozy. At the back of out hotel we just spotted yet…

By Jakob September 24, 2005 2

A Week Away From Home…

Chengde, 23/9/2005 at 18:30 Before we start with this long story (we’ve been without internet for couple of days) the most important thing to mention is this: We’ve been on the Wall and it is TRULY GREAT! See below what happened from day 6 to day 9.

By Jakob September 23, 2005 3

Day 8: Simatai Eastern Great Wall on foot

Chengde, 23/9/2005 at 18:30 Day 8: Simatai Eastern Great Wall on foot Visiting the people of Jinshanling had been a bad experience so we decided to stay another day in Simatai. This time we walked the Eastern part of the Wall at Simatai. This part is not for the faint-hearted. This rough section of the…

By Jakob September 22, 2005 0