lundi 2 avril 2007

The Great Wall

So today was the Great Wall Day.


The week-end is the time you don't want to visit anything famous in Beijing because its way too crowded with tourists. But the remaining of the week is the time you don't want to take the Taxi in Beijing...
I didn't thought about it and so spent a good part of the morning into the traffic jam. But in the end it was my lucky day as once I arrived in the Dongzhimen Road Station, I met with 2 great people (Claire and Sven) that also wanted to go to Simatai.
The Simatai site is an alternative to the much touristic areas (thus much crowded) of Badaling and Mutianyu. Simatai is located at 120 kilometers on North-East of Beijing.


So the three of us took a car that drove us directly to Simatai and waited for us to return.
Simatai is really a beautiful site to see the Great Wall, as the Wall here hasn't got many renovations and is therefore very authentic: some parts of it are no longer standing at all.
Unfortunately we didn't go very far because my fellow partners for this trip had a train to take. But well, once you're on the Wall, you have to decide to stop at a point because there's just no end :P

And since a video is better that any words, here it is:


See you!

6 commentaires:

senan a dit…

AAAAhhh mon dieu le truc à me faire faire un arrêt cardiaque!! La tyrolienne ou le cristal de ttes mes peurs. As expected It hasn't come to your mind to introduced us your fellow news friends on the video (at least Claire^^)...Why didn't they take the Nobuta pose?!Why do you have to rotate every once and then your camera to a 90° angle?

senan a dit…

You're right a map is better on the blog than in a video. Besides the great Wall as comonly said...great...Greato!!! Nevermind just a auto-joke.

Belmas a dit…

Cool la tyrolienne, ca fait penser au fantasticable ;)

En tout cas Senan a raison tu aurais pu nous présenter tes compagnons de route...

Bonne route

Sophie a dit…

oh,you changed your clothes.
It fair beau en beijing.(OMG my poor french...but i'm sure you can understand..)
And as you say, the great wall seems to be endless. If you walk along it, to the east, walk,towards east,walk, east, and at last you will arrive my hometown...

Sophie a dit…

ps. The simatai is really a good place i haven't known yet as a chinese...

Athrun a dit…

> Why do you have to rotate every once and then your camera to a 90° angle?
Because I'm not a professional cameraman!
Anyway, it's gonna be a lot worse in the video I'm going to upload :p