Shahukou. This is an example of how the Great Wall some places is rebuilt in a modern style, instead of being restored to what it used to look like.
The walking stick marks the place I decided to climb down the face of the earth erosion. At this time of year, the lose loess (clay and silt) often gives way.
The morning after the dramatic episode on the mountain. I was happy to still be breathing. You can see my personal beacon transmitter and GPS on the tent floor.
Difficult to portray three dimensions in only two. I had to follow a narrow sheep trail going up a steep cliff with a 15 metre drop to the right. At times like this, it feels very nice to have walking sticks.
I hoped for a hitch on this vehicle, but under the slippery circumstances decided to wait for something with four wheels.
This guy is a genius and has helped repair my rucksack and hip belt. We should have more guys like this on the street corners of Norway!
These magpies were enjoying the sunset from a beacon tower by the Great Wall. They are a symbol of happiness in Chinese culture.
It was a grey and windy day. The tripod and camera fell twice to the ground while taking these pictures.
China has recently become the world leader of investement in green energy. Still though, both private consumers and industry rely heavily on coal.
I met these happy guys next to a coal distribution center.
This picture pretty much sums up China these days. You don’t go far without seeing something new being built.
The Great Wall enters the flatlands north of Datong.
Great Wall as far as the eye can see, in both directions 🙂
The hotel wasn't open unfortunately.
There must have been a proper building in this watchtower at some point.