– Sorry. – Hi there! This is Heads and Tails. – Meet Alina Astrovskaya. – And Anton Zaytsev. – And we start the most beautiful new season called “Wonders of the World”. – And we flew to Beijing to explore our first miracle known as Changcheng. – Bless you! Do we need to shoot another take? – Well, okay. This is the Great Wall of China. – And just a formality. Heads! – Great Chinese Tails! – Great Chinese toss! – Wait! I was a TV presenter for more seasons. I do need some kind of bonus. – Age before beauty. – Did you hear what he said? – I do hope you put a couple of interchangeable legs in your backpack because there is a steep winding road that stretches for thousands of kilometres ahead of you. – Was he also so impudent in metropolises? Our first wonder of the world is the Great Wall of China!
This is the grandest construction of the ancient world. Spreading over thousands of kilometres, this wall sews together the whole of China like a huge thread. Mountains and plains, giant metropolises, and small villages. It connects territories and eras. Today we will reveal its secrets, as well as see it in a way that no one has seen it yet. – Ahhh! Just look! Look! – It is magic! – Cool! Cool! You can see the Great Wall of China right at the airport. Really? Where? Just look at your Chinese visa. And here it is. The Great Wall of China is not depicted on any Chinese banknote. So, 100 dollars turn into 688 yuan. However, there is a commission of 60 yuan. The good thing is that it does not make up any more. If you are rich, you do not need to go to the Great Wall of China, since it will rush to you. Don’t you believe me? Look! There it is, my wall! Load-bearing! It is much conveyed! The Great Wall of China. So let’s go! Just imagine: the Chinese are so crazy about their main attraction that they named the car in honour of it. The Great Wall of China is China’s main brand. It turns out that it is more popular than a large panda, a Peking duck, Confucius, and even Vitas. Wow! What a level! For a budget tourist, all the roads to the Great Wall of China lie through Beijing. A taxi will take you to the city centre; however, its cost is 22 dollars. There is also a bus that costs 4.30 dollars. Nevertheless, I bet that both the taxi and the bus will be in Beijing traffic jams. Therefore, I choose Airport Express (Beijing Subway). Moreover, it is cheaper. It is clean, beautiful, and not hot. Even millionaires come to Beijing on their way to the Great Wall of China. Well, let’s look at the Chinese capital! After the construction of the Great Wall, the Chinese pumped their abilities and now they cannot be stopped. You do not have to go far. Just look at the business district of Beijing! Skyscrapers with a height of one hundred, two hundred, and even three hundred meters! And they are just high and endless. These are not skyscrapers but the mountains. Do you see that skyscraper that is lost in the haze? This is Zhōngguó Zūn (China Zun), i. e. the tallest building in Beijing, with a height of half a kilometre! 108 floors that employ 12 thousand people! And here comes the most unusual thing: the headquarters of the central television. For a strange form, the locals called it “panties”. Well, it looks almost the same! Great Panties of China. There are terrible traffic jams in Beijing. And it is clear that the reason for this is that twenty-two million people live in the city! Local authorities figured out how to reduce the number of cars. In Beijing, you cannot just come to the salon and buy a car. Before you buy a car, you have to wait in a long agonizing line for car numbers. Please note: it may take up to five years. In their place, I would have already changed the car to a bicycle. Well, and secondly, they introduced huge fines.
In Beijing, there is a point system of fines. As soon as the driver gets behind the wheel, he / she gets 12 points. Well, and then hold on. For crossing a double solid line, you can get minus three points. For driving on a red traffic light, you can get minus six points. For drunk driving, you can immediately get minus twelve points. If you score more than twelve points in a year, your driver’s license will be taken from you. And most importantly: you cannot hide from punishment here. Here some kind of surveillance is being conducted for the drivers. Cameras are mounted at traffic lights. Cameras, cameras, cameras are mounted on poles… Just look! There are cameras even in cars. Hi Black Mirror! Is it true that if a driver’s license is taken from you in China, it is not easy to get it back? Yeah, you need to take the course again; it is also called the “idiot course”. You need to attend classes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for two weeks. In the classrooms, there are cameras installed recording the process of your learning. If you fall asleep, the course is cancelled and you should start again. That is, you cannot get the right at all, right? After training, you need to pass an exam, pay a fine, and only after that will your driver’s license be returned to you. Of course, Beijing is only the first stop to our main miracle, i. e. the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China is scattered throughout the country. And in order to understand and appreciate the scale of this huge, you need to visit at least a few locations. I am going to show you the most expensive ways to see the Great Wall of China. And I will tell you how to get the maximum impression from this very Wall spending a minimum of money. Every year, 50 million people come to see the Great Wall of China. And all these names of excursions in Chinese are really dizzy. However, you will not get confused if Alina the Wall Expert is with you. Hence, you can get to five sections of the Great Wall of China from Beijing. The first one is Badaling. What a beauty! It is close to Beijing. But there are always a lot of tourists. The second one is Mutianyu.
It is even more beautiful than Badaling. There are fewer tourists. However, not a single brick remained from the original Chinese wall: everything has been restored.
The third one is Simatai. This is also a beautiful restoration. But this is far enough and an admission ticket costs thirty dollars. The fourth one is Jinshanling. It is even further than Simatai. In some places, you can find parts of a real wall! And the fifth one is Jiankou. Jiankou is a section of the Great Wall of China lost in the mountains. You will have to get to it through villages and wild mountain forests. If you have only one hundred bucks, it is not so simple; nevertheless, everyone can see the restored segments. And I want to see the pristine Great Wall of China untouched by the hands of a modern man. However, this is not the end! I am going to spend the night on the Great Wall of China! This is what I call the challenge for a true traveller! A section of the Simatai wall is a two-hour drive from Beijing. It lies on steep mountains; so, from one point, you can look at the wall for kilometres ahead. The town of Hubei lies at the foot of Simatai where all the conditions for wealthy tourists are created: boutique hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and even the cable car that can take you to the Great Wall of China at any time. Just take a look! Here it is: the Great Wall of China! I have big beautiful plans for it; however, let’s talk about this all this evening. In the meantime, let’s see what kind of town Hubei is. To get to Hubei, you need a pass. And its price is 20 dollars. 20 dollars — only for admission. Do you understand why this city was created for the rich? Every day this place is visited by 15,000 tourists. And now comes simple math. Let’s multiply 20 bucks by 15,000. 300,000 dollars a day. These guys know how to make money. I decided to take a boat and see what attracts thousands of tourists here. Why is Hubei called Chinese Venice? Is it because it is located on the water and therefore it is best to look from there? From the water! Gondolier! Senor Fabrizio Chan-Chan! Hi girls! Hubei is an ancient Chinese town located on the river. Just look at these antique little houses with curved roofs. In ancient times, the Chinese believed that at night dragons ride on them; so that they do not fall into the courtyard (but fly back into the sky), the edges of the roofs were bent to the top. In ancient China, there was no glass in the houses; in the evening, the windows were covered with paper or silk. And so that a thief would not crawl into the house, they put such wooden grates. In every ancient Chinese town, there was always a holy place known as a pagoda! In Hubei, it is seven-tiered because it is made in honour of seven Buddhas who lived at different times.
It is very cool! It seems like you got into a boat and sailed back to the past. It feels like you are sailing through the 5th century. Did you think he showed 5,000 years? In fact, this is not entirely true, since this town is only 5 years old. This town is only 5 years old! And it was like this: once upon a time there was a small unremarkable village next to a beautiful picturesque piece of the Great Wall of China. And every year more and more tourists came to visit it. However, the enterprising Chinese (and this is what they are famous for) were not taken aback. They evicted the inhabitants of the village; in its place, they built such a small cosy tourist ancient town. Here are all the attributes of this very antiquity: stone houses, wooden shutters, bridges, and pagodas. Well, that’s all! That’s all. The Chinese value their history very much; therefore, they are building dozens of new old cities across the country. They do believe that if young people grow up only among skyscrapers, they will quickly forget how their ancestors lived. All houses in this city are non-residential. These are hotels and restaurant complexes for wealthy tourists. For the rich. Before you go to the Wall, you need to stock up on everything you need. The first and most important thing is a tent and a sleeping mat for an overnight stay. Pasha, I have taken pink one especially for you. You must carry it. Professionalism. In order to get into the atmosphere of the town and buy cheap food, I arrived at the Nanlong Yu-Sian Market. Or, as the locals call it, a gluttonous market. Entering the Chinese market is like landing on another planet. It seems to be full of food around but all of it is somehow wrong. Here is pizza; however, it is not with chicken but with strawberries. Here are sausages; however, they are not pork but soy. Here, in the bowl, is not ice cream but beef stomachs cut into pieces. And the buns here are not baked with sweet raisins but with a smelly tropical fruit known as durian. I just could not understand what kind of smell spread throughout the street! Durian! Due to the fact that durian is a smelly and perishable fruit, it is expensive to deliver it to China. Therefore, here it is considered an exquisite delicacy (just like an expensive blue cheese for us). Moreover, even locals believe that it improves potency. The Chinese, please stop! After all, the population of your country is already one and a half billion people! Oh, the guys have such special protective masks. Apparently they really like this product. Therefore, so that saliva would not drip and the pie could not be bitten off, they needed protection. As you can see, the Chinese love to string literally all food on bamboo sticks. It is just convenient, since you can grab food and eat it on the go. They are paired. Two legs of one chicken cannot be separated. And for dessert, you will be offered the favourite sweetness of all Chinese, that is, “Tanghulu” (also called “bingtanghulu”) containing wild apples in sugar syrup. Apparently a feast is planned on the Great Wall of China. I wonder what is written here. After all, you can take a waffle where some indecent word can be written. I prepared for a trip to China. So, a special translator will help us. You may select the camera icon in the Internet browser, point it at the inscription, and it will change to your native language! Wow!
So… I love Beijing. Nominal cost. The rich woman is here. I want this one. Well, the rich woman is here. Of course, just like any tourist I want to try the main dish of Beijing, i. e. Peking duck. Mmmm, it looks delicious. The main feature of the Peking duck is its skin. Or, to be more precise, a specific preparation that makes it caramel. They begin to cook the duck one day before consumption, as well as blow air under the skin so that it smoothes and glistens. Then they scald it, rub it with mixtures of spices, salt, Chinese rice wine, honey, and molasses.
So that everyone can try it, they chop it in large pieces together with the skin and make shawarma.
Shawarma costs 30 yuan, which is equivalent to 4 dollars.
Nevertheless, cutting everything is absolutely impossible. Therefore, I can buy something. And very affordable. In Beijing, selling everything that is left of the carcass for a symbolic amount is normal practice. So I bought a duck carcass for just 2 dollars!
Well, a kilogram… However, it is almost a whole duck. Sure, I agree that it does not look very aesthetically pleasing. Nevertheless, if someone asks if I ate a Peking duck, I will answer “yes”. This is our domestic duck, for January 1st only. You know, when there is a small number of salads and duck left. The skin is really shiny and looks unusual.Well, it crunches. It is very fat, of course. A Peking duck ghost that costs 2 dollars. I still have something left. I am sure that the Great Wall of China is eager to meet me… however, I think it will wait a bit while I have lunch. Since I spend this day in Ancient China, I will order a dish for myself without which not a single feast of the Chinese emperors could do. It is looking at me! Just guess what is on my plate. It is feeding time. Well, it is impossible to make a mistake. This is a pigeon. Frankly speaking, I do not know which part of the pigeon tastes better, so I will start with the one that looks at me so closely. In a pigeon’s brain, there is practically no meat (well, just like brain). The wings of a pigeon. He would be glad to fly away but… However, this meat is already very similar to chicken (though extremely salted). They prepared another bird for me (I mean not the grey one, which booms in the streets and adores monuments). This is a squab, that is, a young pigeon bred specifically for food. They are killed at the age of four weeks before they begin to fly. Therefore, their meat does not have time to become stiff. This is a very crispy and maximally baked crust, which is very similar to chicken (nevertheless, it is very salted). Moreover, it is very greasy. Pigeon is a fat chicken. Please write these words as if a quote from someone famous. When the backpack is full of groceries, it is time to say goodbye to Beijing and go to wild places — to the section of the Jiankou wall! There are no tourist buses to the inaccessible section of the Jiankou wall. However, I will tell you how to get there by public transport. Take the bus No. 916 at the bus station near the Dongzhimen subway. The bus No. 916 will take you to the city of Huairou. There you need to transfer to another bus and go to the village of Xizhazi. In general, it will take you a couple of hours to get there. Finally, I got to the village of Xizhazi, which is located right at the foot of the Great Wall of China. This is exactly what we need. I need to change style a little bit. Done! If you want to go on a non-tourist stretch of the Great Wall of China, be prepared that you will not meet neither lifts nor tiled paths or signs on your way. In general, it is not clear when the man’s foot last stepped here. And now I just walk around this area with a backpack. However, imagine how it was for the Chinese when they built this very wall and they needed to drag huge carts with bricks and mortar. Do you know where they had to drag all these things? Right here! This wall was the main defensive structure. The Chinese built it on the highest mountain tops so that they could notice the enemy from afar and warn the army about it. To explain this to you in simple words, building a wall around China is like installing a burglar alarm in your home. Light! Here is the wall! Here! Wow! Hi dear! This very relic is located in front of us. I want you to see it. Just take a look! Do you see it? Do you see it? There was no wind a second ago. A shower is rushing towards us. This incredible beauty is in front of us. Pasha, hold on! I do not know. We will definitely get wet now if we do not run further. What a power! Save yourself! I was simply blown forward. The fact that we went inside never even changed the situation. There is a through wind. There are no security doors or windows. What a wind! How are we going to sleep here? This is perhaps the only place (here, in the stilts of the Wall) where you can at least somehow hide from the wind and rain. Hail, the size of which resembles a large bead. This is where the spectrum of impressions ends. As if thousands of pearls fell from the sky. I have a feeling that something is blocking my breath. This is indescribable! This is because I did not get scared and did not run down to the village. The Wall gave me a real miracle. What a rainbow! Wow! I am here for 15 minutes and during this time I saw everything: rain, hail, and rainbow. This is truly a mystical place. And what is happening inside of me is indescribable. This nature conquered me. This is truly a wonder of the world. While the wet girl Alina dries after rain, I will settle in a five-star hotel called “Hubei Water Town Hot Springs”. Wow! Welcome home! Cool! In Hubei, they came up with a teleport! I have just been to China. However, now I have opened the door to real Japan! There are dozens of boutique hotels in Hubei: on the outside, they look like Chinese ancient houses, while inside the interior “adjusts” to tourists. For Europeans — Provence, for Americans — country, and for Japanese (just like me) — Japanese. Everything is created here so that people feel at home! There are mats, Japanese tatami mats. And what about the bed? This is not even a bed but simply a mattress. For a long time, Japan was isolated from the whole world and did not know about the existence of beds. The poor Japanese were sleeping right on the floor and the rich were sleeping on such cotton mattresses known as futons. Well… It is convenient! You can wake up and put the mattress in the closet. Therefore, there is no need to make a bed; and there will be plenty of space in the apartment. Nevertheless, this is not the end. Wow! A traditional Japanese tea party table. By the way. Do you know how to distinguish a Chinese from a Japanese? This can be done by the pose in which they drink tea. The Japanese drink tea with their legs folded underneath, while the Chinese do it in the lotus position. Dear guys! And the most important thing here is the view. The Great Wall of China is even visible from my Japanese window. Wow! It is magic! Well, it is time to get to know this place closer. Well, here it is clear even without a guide that the wall is in its original form. Even if it was restored, it was very, very many years ago. Hello! My name is Alina. Nǐ hǎo! Nǐ hǎo! Nǐ hǎo! Where are you from? I am from Ukraine. So you stayed here, right? No, I just often come here to take beautiful photos. Dear armchair critics, this is not a set-up! This is a photographer who (just like me) came to Jiankou for impressions and beautiful pictures of the Great Wall of China! Do you know something about this miracle?
Yes, of course. After all, this is our home. Would you like to take a walk?
Sure, let’s go! Such a beautiful girl needs to be careful, otherwise the Mongols will steal her. Welcome to China! It turned out that my new friend is not just a photographer but a real fan of the Great Wall of China! And this is exactly what I wanted! It is interesting to learn about the Great Wall of China from the Chinese. Who and why began to build the Great Wall of China?
The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, began to build it. It was 200 BC. By the way, it is on his behalf that the English version of the name of China is derived. We call our country Zhōngguó, which is translated as a “Central State”. After Qin Shi Huang, for two thousand years, this wall was completed by various dynasties of emperors such as Tang, Han, and Ming.
Of course, the first walls did not look like that. They were built from all possible materials: in deserts — from land and reed, in mountainous areas — from stones. The beautiful brick structure that we see now appeared after 1,500 years, during the reign of the Ming dynasty. It was built directly on top of the walls of other dynasties. Probably the wall was built from very durable materials, right? Oh, sure! This is rice. No, it was a joke. This is lime, in which rice was added. The Chinese realized that if sticky rice was added to the brick mortar, it would be very durable. And it is true! This wall has stood for six centuries!
And why did they build a wall? For protection? Yes, China has always been a titbit for nomads from the north. For two thousand years, they encroached on our lands. However, thanks to this wall, we survived. They managed to break through our armour only once. Under the leadership of Genghis Khan, the Mongols captured China for almost a hundred years! However (as you probably know), it was built not only for protection. This wall also served as a huge highway that connected the west and east of the country. People travelled along it transporting food. And why is the Great Wall of China called the largest cemetery in the world? During the construction of this wall, millions of people died. When the first walls were built, peasants were brought here from all over the country. They were forced to work around the clock. People were dying of heat, cold, hunger, and fatigue. They were buried right here along this wall. Burials stretch for thousands of kilometres. What does this wall mean to you? Is this a history? Is this a symbol? For me, this is part of us… The wall is China, and China is the wall. We spend millions of dollars to restore it, so that our children can see this relic and tourists can take a picture of it. This is a paradox but a fact. The Great Wall of China used to protect the Chinese. And now the Chinese cherish and protect the Great Wall of China. What a pun! So what? It is time to see the Great Wall of China! And it will not be some ruins that everyone comes to see! Everything will be cool with me! A cable car will take me directly from Hubei to a section of the Simatai wall. And I do not have to run anywhere, sweat, or climb. In general, everything is expensive, beautiful, spectacular, and large-scale. I have been climbing up with the funicular for two minutes now and that is not even half way. This is pretty high. They built the Great Wall of China very high. That is all! This is where the Great Wall of China begins. I imagined that it is just like that. Now I have touched the wonder of the world! Well, there is a stroke of luck. Today it is not crowded at all. Along the Great Wall of China… Along the Great Wall of China, people line up to see the evening performance. And it is about to begin. Once again I prove to myself that the main thing in travels is not money. What is the use of the golden card if Anton is now sitting on the wall, which was wrapped around by thousands of clamorous tourists, while I walk alone and hear only the wind, as well as the sound of stones under my feet? And in front of me, there is a performance with which even the most enchanting show cannot be compared. It is just the perfect place. I do hope the stars will also be here. The Chinese call the Great Wall of China the Golden Dragon sleeping on the tops of mountain ranges. And now, when the lights are lit, it looks that way. This is such a great majestic dragon that guards China and the whole world. Just look! Hundreds of copters flew up into the sky above the city and show some huge figures! This show was made specifically for the tourists of Hubei. Just think about it: each light is one of the small helicopters that are programmed to synchronously move and change the pattern. A huge pagoda! There my gondolier made way in the world! And at the end, a giant man steps over Hubei! Incredible! What Chinese technology! Just imagine: I just watched the shows that quadrocopters showed me! Soldiers were on duty in all these towers. Inside each tower, there were about 30 to 50 persons. And there even existed something like a security system. They looked into this darkness and if they saw (I really do not know how) 100 people approaching the wall, they fired one salute into the sky. If there were 500 of them, then they fired two salutes. Well, respectively, if a thousand, then three. And if danger came in the afternoon, then they lit a wolf droppings, so that thick black smoke (which was visible from afar) appeared.
I do not know how it was possible to see something in this darkness because I took only a couple of steps from the fire and I cannot see anything at all. Just darkness. These warriors (just like I) made a bonfire (although they did it inside the tower), prepared dinner and lunch for themselves. It was usually rice or millet. And, it seems to me that there is a new life in my package. What do we have here? Feet. There are so many spices that even if the meat has deteriorated (and it has deteriorated because the air temperature is 35 degrees Celsius)… No, you cannot eat this. This can be used for good luck to scare evil spirits away. Well, a complete immersion in history. I am just like a Chinese soldier. Being hungry, I sit in front of the fire (as if on duty) and patrol the situation. Guys, today is such an important day! Today we saw the first wonder of the world of those that we plan to show you this season. Thank you, the Great Wall of China! Cheers, Alina! Do not freeze there! Good night! Good morning! I felt the whole range of sensations of a Chinese soldier: from a sleepless night on bricks to this beautiful view. It is an amazing morning. Only in the morning did I really realize what had happened. I spent the night on the Great Wall of China. How many people can boast of this? I do not know where Anton Zaytsev is; nevertheless, I think I have a luxury class. What should a tourist do if he has only two days and wants to see different parts of the Great Wall of China? He / she needs to rent a helicopter. As the saying goes: if you do not want to spend time, then spend money. Be careful, guys! Wow! Let’s go! Let’s fly! Here it is! Here it is! This is the wall of my dreams! Everything is here! A full panoramic view opens and it is incredibly beautiful! Do you understand what is happening now? From the height of the present (from the 21st century), I observe the past, that is, the 14th century. I really do not know how they built this whopper. From a height, it looks as if a whole flock of ants climbed a mountain where the Great Wall of China was gradually built. There is no other explanation. Well, or Spider-Man. Just meet this section of the Chinese wall called Badaling. This is the most powerful segment because it was built to protect the capital. And it was visited by the largest number of tourists, that is, 10 million people a year! Yeah, it is already visible! If I had not rented a helicopter, then I would definitely not see anything behind people’s heads. When you look at the wall, it seems that it has no end, no edge. But in reality this is not so. And thanks to the golden card, I will see it in just an hour. My pilot will take me to Qinhuangdao city located on the shores of the Yellow Sea. In the vicinity of the wall, there is another miracle. Here, among the rocks in the gorge, a giant dragon hid. To see it, I will again have to travel with transfers: first by bus to Yanqing Dongguan station, then — by minibus to a stop called Longqing Gorge.
I came to Longqing Canyon. This is a very popular tourist destination after the Great Wall of China. The longest dragon in Asia leads to the canyon. Yeah, you heard right: its length is 258 meters. I want you to see it. Let’s go!
The Chinese are just crazy about dragons. Everything (even this gorge) around is named after them. Cool! Cool! Cool! We saw it! We saw it! Look!
Here it is: the dragon of Longqing Gorge! This is the biggest dragon in Asia! It turned out that this is a giant escalator that leads to the highest dam in China the height of which is 35 floors!
For some reason, I imagined that its size was larger. However, we saw a dragon! I was already set to ride the escalator for 7 dollars. Nevertheless, it turned out that it was closed for repairs. Well, this sucks! Well! Hello, Qinhuangdao! Qinhuangdao… It sounds like a swallow choked. Qinhuangdao is a small (by Chinese standards) three-million resort city. And so that the tourist would not get bored here, the local authorities created a couple of miracles. One of them is the Great… Bench of China! And so it continues half a kilometre!
Once Tanghe Park was a place forgotten by God, here grass grew waist-high. And then they built a bench, so tourists rushed here. The Chinese are really able to create great things from scratch. This bench is called “A Red Ribbon” and it has several functions. The first function is decorative: a bench adorns Tanghe Park along the Tanghe River. I do not repeat twice! I do not repeat twice! Its second function is direct: sitting. At the same time, 1,000 people can easily fit on a bench. And its third function is environmental protection. They specially made holes in the bench so that grass would grow through them. It is such a good, kind little bench. It was not possible to ride the escalator. Therefore, for the money I saved, I decided to take a boat ride along the lake in the Longqing Gorge. For millions of years, the Gucheng River flowed between these huge sinkhole cliffs… and then people came here, blocked this river with a dam, built an escalator in the shape of a dragon, pulled the cable car, and brought boats. And they turned a miracle of nature into a tourist attraction. And now you swim admiring the beautiful rocks, the tops of which are lost in the clouds. You know, for such money, a very good miracle happened to me! Dear friends! And here is the enchanting finale of our adventure! Are you ready to see the place where the Great Wall of China ends? Well, here it is! It is like a huge breakwater that cuts through the waters of the Yellow Sea! From here, the wall stretches for 9,000 kilometres. To make it clearer, this distance is equal to the distance from Kiev to Los Angeles. Isn’t it a miracle? I mean our graphic designer! Well, he is just a miracle boy! This segment of the Great Wall of China was captured by tourists (just like the steppe nomads). Oh man, please stop doing this! This is a dig under the wall. It is illegal. You can actually get around there. Here a whole bunch of tourists are crowding on top. Basically, all these people are locals. Being here, you can see how the Chinese hide under umbrellas in sunny weather when there is no rain. Do you remember that they are terribly afraid of tanning? In China, a person with a dark skin is perceived as a poor peasant who worked all day in the field, while pallor is a sign of a good life and office work. Of course, this is all quite interesting. Nevertheless, behind the umbrellas and hats, the wall itself is not visible! So that’s much better! Here, from the Yellow Sea, I can enjoy the Great Wall of China in peace and tranquillity for the last time. The wall is hidden under water for as much as 22 meters. This is done so that the steppe nomads, who cannot swim, could not capture it. Get around and grab. I know that we are watched by the steppe nomads. Hence, if you want to seize power over the country, then you should learn to swim. The Chinese call this part of the wall Laolongtou, which is translated as “Old Dragon’s Head”. They believe that the dragon drinks water. But what if it is not the beginning but the end of the Great Wall of China? Then it is… not the head. And it is clear why the sea is called Yellow. Well, guys! It happened! I am hiding the first 100 dollars of a new season called “Wonders of the World”. So, we just cannot do without miracles! Voilà! Look for a Great Bottle of China in Beijing next to the gazebo in Ritan Park. Ten. Count 10 steps from the gazebo and the treasure will be hidden on the stone on the right. Well, believe in miracles. Seeing the Great Wall of China, you understand: tourists managed to do what the nomads from the north failed to do.
– I was lucky because today it is not crowded! Their hordes storm this wall because they are attracted by its grandeur and mystery. Therefore, if you want to not only see but also feel this miracle, do not be lazy and challenge it. – What a wind! And it will give you magical sunsets.
– That is just unbelievable! Here are the magical dawns and feelings that are not written about in any history textbook. – Wow!
– The rich woman is here! – Here it is! This is the wall of my dreams!
– We saw a dragon! – It protects China and the whole world…
– This is truly a wonder of the world! – Dear descendants of emperors! Thank you for the Great Wall of China! Thank you! – Hello! – Hi! Nǐ hǎo! Well, tell me everything. How do you like our first wonder of the world, that is, the Great Wall of China? – Anton, you know, I am very impressed. How did this people manage to build such a whopper for centuries?! We will die and this wall will still stand. I was on a roll!
– Did you drink alcohol? – No, I did not. I already want to see the next wonder of the world. – And we have it. We never did this. However, now we will tell you a secret: Alina loves to drink alcohol but that is not all. In fact, a great miracle (such as Guilin’s unearthly mountains) awaits us. – Oops. The mountains. I definitely need sneakers there.
– Well, let’s buy sneakers. We still have time. – Guys, let’s get fancy together!
– Get fancy? – Well, I did not know. These are the wonders of the world! We need to come up with something. – Let’s buy 8 pairs of sneakers now. This amount will probably be enough for me for two days. And if the shooting is over, then let’s go to Starbucks, because I really want to drink some coffee.