Back on the Road: Visiting Where The Great Wall Meets the Ocean

It has been a while since my last long distance trip in the Chinese countryside (the daily commute to work doesn’t count). But now the weather is starting to warm up, the Beijing spring time sandstorm winds are clearing out the pollution, and it’s just about time to hit the road again. It’s a national holiday in China this upcoming week, Qing Ming Jie or Tomb Sweeping Holiday, which gives us the opportunity for Amy and I now to not just sweep some tombs but also have a few days off to go on a trip. So what better way to spend the time heading to the coast! Our tentative itinerary at the moment goes something like this: Tang Shan Village or 唐山市 This is really an intermediate stop to help break up the trip a bit. It’s always hard to get an early start on the first day of
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