The fireworks have been going off since I arrived in Beijing 5-6 hours ago. They are getting more and more intense. This is a big contrast to the 31st of December in the small village called Mazhen just west of the Yellow River. That evening I didn’t hear a single firecracker go off.
A special thanks to the Chinese readers. Thank you very much for following my journey along the Great Wall! It means a lot for me to be able to share this adventure.
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!
My mother and sister arrive tomorrow and we will spend about ten days together here in Beijing. It will be good to be together with my family again.