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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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CHINA, Hiking the Great Wall of China, Beijing

August 16, 2018

With limited sleep after long day of flying to Beijing and limited sleep in the hostel that night,  I opted for a 14 hour tour to Jinshanling portion of the Great Wall. It is a 2 hour drive outside Beijing to get to the sparsely visited section. At any time, you see fewer than 5-8 people hiking up and down and up and down. And up. Lol. I hiked separate from the group to cover more territory. The group walked about 4 miles on the wall and I hiked about 1.5 miles more which is the same as I hiked in 2008 when I was in Jinshanling after 2008 Olympics.

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