This morning I had to wake up early again, the kind French friends asked me to join them to the Summer Palace, sure! It was amazing to see. It’s created around 1370 or something. But that big! Unfurtunatly we couldn’t rent a boat becouse of the hard wind but the environment was amazing. After the Summer Palace we went to the big Tiananmen square next to the Forbidden City. This evening I booked my train ticket to Xi’an for Tuesday. In the evening the hostel was real good with some nice other travelers from Canada, The Netherlands and Germany. Tomorrow I’ll visit the Forbidden city and hopefully I’ve some time left to visit WebPower Beijing!
This morning a had to wake up very early, we booked a trip at 8.00. At 7.15 the breakfast was ready. A nice American breakfast with eggs, sauseges, bacon and toast. After 1.5 hours in a bus we arrived at the great wall. We took the cablelift to the first part. We got 3 hours to walk on The Great Wall (one of the 7 world wonders) When you want to see the old part is was a hard walk, but i want to see the old and new part and a little further because of the toboggan so that was even a harder walk. But I made made it and it was worth it! After getting down we had a real good Chinese lunch and drove home by bus. After some chilling in the hostel we went shopping in a big shoppingmall (I bought a Go Pro selfie stick) toke the subway to a real Chinese restaurant for it famous Peking Duck. Wow that tasted good. After a walk home and sharing some video’s I slept like a baby again!
Today day I was up early. I slept wel and finished my checklist for the trip. On the airport there were a lot of friends who want to say me goodbye, that’s very nice!
Everything goes fast, the time the plane, and before I know I was in Moskow. I thought I had to wait four hours but because of the different timezone it was only two hours 😀
So next flight was to Beijing, the real goal for the start of my adventure. When I arrived in Beijing there was a taxidriver waiting for me and in 30 minutes I checked-in at the Sanlutin Youth Hostel. A cosy hostel, I directly met some French people. The next dat we booked a trip to the great wall. In the evening there was a Halloween party at the hostel. I dronk a few bears till 23.00 and slept like a baby!
When you’re in China Facebook and Google services are blocked. (And a lot of other websites aswell*)But there are some ways to still keep in touch with your facebook friends and update your status. The most easy way is to install a VPN. I tried several VPN’s and I think “Hide my ass VPN” works good. When you’re using a VPN you can pretend that you’re in an other coutry so Facebook and Twitter aren’t blocked anymore. You can use several devices with one account. It will work on desktop as on mobile aswell. You get the VPN for a month, 6 months and 12 months.