Beautiful Escape


First morning of my 29 and here I am, breathing nature at one of the wild parts of the Great Wall of China, one of 7 World Wonders. Does it get better than this? I don't think so. You see, sometimes money isn't everything.

As I stroll along this ginormous trail, only with my backpack and a book, I realize how great exploring new places is for the mind and the body (gosh, I sound so zen!). Not many things go through my mind right now, I just want to take in what's in front of me. In fact, I barely took any pictures! Considering my regular ratio, that is.

If you ever find yourself in this part of the world, I highly recommend you doing a hiking/trekking through the wild side (unrestored) of the Great Wall to finish by the more touristy/restored side. I warn you, though, this is 5hour hike through the mountains (sometimes even free climbing is involved) at temperatures of 28-35 degrees over summer with sometimes bare shade. GET READY. However, there's a great reward at the finish line: A SLIDE! You can make your way down to the villages possibly sliding down for a bout few kilometers. SO FUN.

Be a kid again and recharge at this beautiful landscape. It's mesmerising.


P.D: Also, if you find yourself wanting a driver to get yo there, John from Here Is Beijing is DA best!