Sunday, May 29, 2005

up against the wall

making full use of the pleasant weather, we made a day trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu on the outskirts of Beijing. It was misty at the Great Wall which made for a slightly different atmosphere up there when you view the wall disppearing into the distant hills and ridge line. we trudged along the wall from one fortification to another, pausing to catch our breath in the towers.

spotted a skink or lizard sunning itself on the battlements. While I was to trying to snap a pic in macro mode, the reptile gobbled down a dead fly!

lunch was at one of the numerous farm-style eateries along the way to the Great Wall. the specialty in this area is the rainbow trout. We enjoyed the grilled trout and sashimi trout; dirt cheap by S'pore standards at less than $5 per kilo. turns out our favourite dish was the simple omelette, we even ordered a second portion! the eggs by the local free-range kampong chicken was so delicious!

yummy grilled trout!


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