HUANGYAGUAN CHANGCHENG

Maurice is first to slip under the main gate, deftly ducking and rolling under the China-red wrought iron gate, and with an almighty creak unbolts the locked blockade from inside. The monolithic gateway gently swings outwards, leaving just enough space for us to slide through before locking it tight once again. It’s 5am on a chilly spring morning in Jixian, and the Great Wall of China isn’t technically open, yet. But we’re on a tight schedule, so today we become ninjas.

P.s. I made that story up. Honest.

Huangyaguan Changcheng Barnaby Jaco Skinner
Huangyaguan Changcheng Barnaby Jaco Skinner
Huangyaguan Changcheng Barnaby Jaco Skinner
Huangyaguan Changcheng Barnaby Jaco Skinner
Huangyaguan Changcheng Barnaby Jaco Skinner
Huangyaguan Changcheng Barnaby Jaco Skinner

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