Monthly Archives: April 2010

Happy 70th birthday mammy! 1

A big Happy Birthday to my mother back home in Norway. I hope you have a good day! If you look at the Great Wall Route page, you will see a high mountain between yesterday’s and today’s blue points. The mountain is high, and it is also covered in snow. […]

Visa and insurance 1

I have been in Beijing and spent half a day at the Norwegian Embassy there. Thank you very much to the staff who went a long way in helping me both with advice and practical matters regarding my visa and insurance. I also met quite a few Norwegians that live […]

Risk assessment II 1

It has been so hilly today that in many places there was no need for a wall to keep the enemy out.  Instead, natural high and steep ridges and mountain sides did the job. I am getting more in touch with assessing the safety and sanity of what I am […]

Rock & roll 1

Today has been a really hard day. It felt like anything I stepped on either rolled away, slid away or crumbled away. The terrain has been challenging. It goes either up or down. The Great Wall follows ridges all the time. The ground has granite stones and other stones that […]

Off again today

I have taken backup of pictures, eaten, loaded a new set of points to the GPS and uploaded more pictures to the picture gallery. The forecast says rain today, but better tomorrow. Am leaving behind the tripod, the largest camera and a few other things to lighten the rucksack a […]

In Zhangjiakou 4

Yesterday I collected my passport with the new visa extension in Datong. I went to the train station and bought a ticket to Zhangjiakou. Then I walked around saying goodbye to people I have become friends with in Datong. I am really going to miss some of the people I […]