A quick note to say I’ve made it. Standing on the last watchtower of the Hushan Great Wall now with only a hundred metres spare to North-Korea. Very mixed emotions, but an enormous sense of relief for reaching a more than 21 year old dream 600 days after I set off from the first watchtower of the Great Wall by Jiayuguan.
Will write more soon. It’s getting cold here, and the journalists need to get back to write their stories. I was driven to yesterday’s end point by people from the hotel, and walked alone for three hours. The last hour I was accompanied by several jounalists on the final stretch to the Great Wall.
UPDATE – Thanks very much for all the nice comments and e-mails. Much appreciated! This indeed shows that I have not been walking alone on the Great Wall, which is a good feeling. I am really tired now, and after a long hot bath I’m off to bed. For the first time in 600 days, I will wake up tomorrow knowing that the Great Wall will take care of itself.