The Great Wall at Simatai, Round Two
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Since Librette and Jan had visitors coming, and they were taking vacation at the same time, they wanted to go the Wall. Since they were going on a Monday, I tagged along. Librette went through the same person, but instead of a car, we had a minivan! We met at the apartment and were on the road by 8am. It was a familiar trip since I’d just done it, but it was still fun. At the Wall, we took the cable car up to the mini-train, then the mini-train on up and we hiked the rest. This time, we hiked to Tower 8 first, then walked down the Wall to Tower 2 since we wanted to take the zipline. We stopped every so often to take pictures, and we took our time and had a lot of fun.
We stopped to eat the same place my parents and I had gone to and we all had a good meal. Then it was a ride back home. We stopped at a silk place near Hongqiao and Chongwenmen, where most of us were just tired and bored, but Librette and her friend wanted to go. John (guide) bought us three girls each a lipstick case, and we headed back to the apartment. There, John dropped us off and it was a good night for him and the driver. In the apartment, I changed my shirt and realized I’d gotten a little sunburnt. But I decided to go out (I wasn’t going to because I was a little burnt, really tired and not hungry). We stopped at the DVD store where I bought Torchwood Series Two and Supernatural Season Three, met the others at CenturyMart (grocery store) and we took a bus down to China World Mall.
I love Coldstone Creamery. I ended up getting the Boston Crème Pie (I added a chocolate brownie) and it was heaven in Beijing…at least for the moment.
From there, it was another good night and I still had another day off to look forward to…and some Torchwood.