• beijing china

    72 HOURS IN BEIJING, REPUBLIC OF CHINA

    We made it to Beijing for a brief 72-hour stay, but that was enough time to see the legendary Great Wall of China!   After our amazing time in the Philippines, we still had a few spare days before going back home to see our families for Christmas holidays, and of course we wanted to use them to go and see a new country. Searching the web for options, we found some pretty cheap flights from Manila to Beijing and we didn’t think twice: China here we come! 72-144 HOURS VISA-FREE PERMIT TO CHINA Actually we should have thought a bit more, we booked our tickets without even considering any…

  • great wall of china

    THE LEGENDARY GREAT WALL OF CHINA, JIANKOU&MUTIANYU

    The Great Wall was with any doubt the highlight of our trip to China. Nowadays many guided tours bring tourists to the restored parts of the wall, but we decided instead to go on our own and visit one of the original sections, fallen into disrepair, but 100% authentic. Here’s how we did it! Over 20.000-km long, the Great Wall of China was built and restored over two millenniums under many dynasties; what remains today is mostly from the Ming Dynasty (14th-17th century). Several sections have recently been repaired and made tourist friendly, which means that taxis, buses and also cable-cars can literally carry you on the wall. But that…