One of these things is not like the other: Simon's Swiss ID, with all the Chinese IDs from the restaurant's staff. Our waitress was confused.
Yes, I'm sure those hotlines will be PLENTY of help.
Fulvio, Karim and Joel in the "bread" (the Chinese translation for a van like this: a "bread car", since it does look like a loaf of bread."
Stuffed in our bread van - 8 people, lots of bags, no breathing room.
Haike, striking a post with his baby blues.
Joel and the Moon Girl (aka Youngcall in ski-wear) at our campsite.
Baby blues, redux.
Two little turtle tents, in the middle of Jiankou.
View from the tents.
Moon lady lights a fire.
The hike back to the main road.
OMG - is that a WALL!?
Fish, swimming furiously in circles.
Cute, weird bug on Fulvio's jacket.
Fishing, Chinese style: in a closed off pool, with the fish thrown in and with empty water bottles floating around on the surface.
Climbing up to the Wall, now that we've found it.
Simon, deciding whether to turn back since the sun is setting.
Sunset in the Bread Van on the way back to Huai Rou
Camping trip PART DEUX! Karim, Haike and Julien, hungry as hell.
Jerome, Hubert, Christophe and Simon, equally starved.
OMG WE HAVE THE SAME CAMERA! Ponies and rainbows!
Camilla and me.
Karim, coy as ever.
Hubert writing "I Heart Yous" on our van's back window.
Stuffed into a new Bread Van. Me, Joel, Camilla, Brian and Karim. Haike in the front seat.
Finally finding the wall - at 2am.
Brian needs a drink.
slightly precarious nighttime climb, non?
Waking up the next day to this sight was unbelievable.
From our campsite, upwards. Quite a climb.
View from "my room".
Now you can see why doing this at night was somewhat absurd - but well worth it!
Campsite - some of us slept around the tent, some inside and the others stuffed into random nooks and crannies inside the old watchtower.
Karim, oblivious to the daylight.
POTATO ON THE WALL!
Sun breaking through the smog.
Where we climbed from.
Me and Joel, hiding Brian's "Penn State" shirt.
Benoit eating breakfast.
The climb down.
Not an easy thing when you have a busted ankle!!
Me and Camilla on the wall.
Back on the main road, with the wall in the distance.