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One of the main attraction of China and something i wanted to see for a long time now. So the first thing i did when i got to the Hotel was ask where is the best place to see the Great Wall? Oh and there must be very few tourists. I didnt care if i had to drive for hours, i just wanted to get some great photos. Her reply was. Oh yes there is a place about 3 hours from here. There are very few tourists as it is so far away. Well unfortunately later on the next day we were notified that that particular part of the wall was closed. So we opted for the second option. It was only an hour away but with more tourists. We get up at 6:30 for a 7:30 start. Sitting in the lobby waiting for our driver to arrive. 7:30, 7:40, 7:50 Still no sign of the driver! I ask the girl at reception, where is our driver? She looked at me with a blank face. I immediately knew what that meant. The receptionist forgot to make the booking with the driver 🙁 She made a few phone calls and said sorry sir you wont be going to the wall today. After showing how angry i was at hearing those words, she made a few more phone calls and we were on a half day tour to the Great Wall. Not what i wanted but it was better than nothing. It was our only opportunity as we were leaving the next day.