Travel: Great Wall of China, Beijing Picnic

great wall picnic

Wild China runs the best luxury tours in town, hands down. Here we took a press group to a secluded part of the Great Wall of China and through the local villages, stopping for local noodles on the way down.

Last week at ILTM made me miss working in a hotel. Some of my best times were spent at The Opposite House, Beijing where I headed up the PR department with absolutely no prior PR or hospitality experience, my task was to amongst the daily grind of office work Рhave fun with journalists on press trips where I got to plan all their exciting itineraries and take them to my favourite places. It also helped that I used to work at one of the expat rags which allowed me to get to know Beijing pretty well.

One of my favourite Beijing tourist activity was to go hiking up the Great Wall at Mutianyu with friends and enjoy some cold cuts, cheese and a bottle of wine. I’ve been told that now (2019) parts of the wall are closed to the public.

We had worked with WildChina on this particular press trip and I highly recommend booking tailor-made tours with them. The media trip I hosted along with WildChina included a picnic basket and drinks over unobstructed views of the Great Wall in Huanghua Cheng part of the Wall.

I’ve also been cleaning up my HD for more disk space. And I found these great photos of going hiking at Mutianyu when it was snowing.

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