Jinshanling and Simitai

These are the pics from our day at the Great Wall.  What a cool day!

I screwed up a bit, though.  I had my camera on an off setting.  The pics aren’t as good as they could be.  I’ll try to fix some later.

For now, these will do.

At the end of the portion of the Wall that we trekked, we took a wire rope bridge ride to the bottom.  Much faster and saved us about 20 minutes more walking.  That and it was really fun and cool.  Hook up, jump and zoom…to the bottom in seconds.

Once we made it to the bottom and re-joined our group, we headed off to have lunch.  I think it took us about 3 hours to walk the 10 kilometres from Jinshanling to Simitai.  I was ready for a nap afterwards.  We headed back to the hotel and napped for most of the rest of the day.

The next day, Unny stayed in while I went out to see the Marco Polo Bridge.  It’s a bridge described and made famous by Marco Polo’s writings of his journey in China and on the Silk Road.

Later that night, Unny and I took in a Chinese Acrobatic show.  It was a great show.  The acrobats ranged in age from what looked like 12 to 21 or so.  A hugely talented group of young folks.  We thoroughly enjoyed the show.

7 comments on “Jinshanling and Simitai

  1. Dave……you’re truly a vagabond of the best order! Looks chilly there! Chilly back here in Kentucky…..Except for Rupp Arena where things are HOT, HOT, HOT!

    Hope you get a shot at seeing the Louisville game tomorrow

  2. Dave and Unny, once again your trekking tours have sent me into the blisful thought of taking the adventures that you have taken. I went back home to see my kids and enjoyed every minute of my time with them, but seeing your experience come to life makes me want to travel to the silk road myself. Be safe my friend and remember if your there in the STAN where I am stop by, take care brother as well as you too Unny, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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