On Saturday 12th September, the weekend before Semester 1, 2020 began, I went on a Female Expats in Beijing (FEB) trip to the Great Wall.
In Beijing there are multiple spots where you can access the Great Wall, such as: Badaling, Mutianyu, and Huanghuacheng (AKA Lakeside Great Wall). All three spots offer stunning views but the distance from Beijing and the busyness of each spot varies.
FEB decided to go to Huanghuacheng which is far away but not very crowded. I’d already been to this spot before, with some former students of mine, but I looked forward to returning there as this trip included camping and dogs! That’s right – some of the participants brought their pet dogs with them! OMG! …And we got to camp on the Great Wall of China.
Thankfully the hike to the camping spot wasn’t too difficult. I took approximately 3 hours, including lots of breaks for taking photographs and resting.
Once at the camp site we had to pitch our tents and then we had the evening to ourselves. At sunset some of us meditated in the tower, then music was played and lots of chatting took place.
Over the next couple of weeks I will blog about my other trips in 2020, including: Chengde, visiting Wuhan, and going on a rugby tour in the south of China.
Thanks for reading!