Scams and steals
*Luckily the bakery on the nearby street corner did awesome nut and seed-encrusted wholemeal breadrolls that were delicious on their own, which I ate every day after that.
The Wall lies around eighty kilometres north of Beijing, so it was interesting to see a little of the Chinese countryside from the bus on the way. Everything seemed very much ‘under construction’ – mounds of sand sprawling over the street, half-painted buildings, rolls of plastic sheeting, bare cement next to grass, exposed cables and wiring sprouting from every surface – which I suppose is to be expected from a booming second-world country.
Hotpot and latte