When I decided to go to China, apart from seeing friends, the main thing I wanted to do was hike The Great Wall Of China! Before leaving I had not much idea of how or what I would need to do this but I put all my trust in my beautiful friends and it seemed to work out for the best.
Before going to Beijing, the one thing I was slightly terrified about was the food. Why? Because everyone I have known to have gone to an Asian country has for sure gotten food poisoning of some kind. However, my friend's who I was staying with assured me I would be fine.. and they were right!
Traditional but vibrant, a mixture of the old and new, attractions, beautiful temples, hutongs, ancient palaces and so much history. Beijing really is a must visit if you go to China. Not only because its the capital city or that its right by the Great Wall but because it houses some of the most famous and iconic sights in China.