Posted on 08 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
The great wall of China
The Great Wall of China is: wan li chang cheng. These are four Chinese characters. “Wan,” if you look it up in the dictionary, means 10,000. “Li” is a Chinese unit of distance equivalent to about 500 meters. “Chang” is long; “cheng” is wall. So the direct translation of wan li chang cheng is the “10,000-li long wall.” But if you ask someone who’s literate to translate “wan” in that context they would say, it actually doesn’t mean 10,000, it means endless, immeasurable. So the erudite translation of wan li chang cheng is “the endless wall.
Here is a great article on the history and development, of the great wall of China, which i found on About.com.
The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall of China is not a continuous wall but is a collection of short walls that often follow the crest of hills on the southern edge of the Mongolian plain. Continue Reading
Posted on 30 June 2012 by Kelly Campbell
Backpacking in Bali: On the Cheap
Backpacking in Bali is an affordable option if you are on a tight budget. The beautiful island of Bali offers cheap dining and some unforgettable experiences which in most cases are free!
If you are looking for idyllic beaches or bustling markets then see what Bali has to offer, I don’t think you will be disappointed!
In this article from backpacking worldwide they explain how to get there and explain some of the options available to you if you are on a budget, including dining and sightseeing.
Backpacking in Bali
Cheap dining options in Bali are endless, from all you can eat buffets to street side vendors and all you can drink beer for one low price, you are sure to find something that pleases your tastebuds. Although the prices in Bali are very affordable, the service is not compromised, with friendly and welcoming wait staff leaving you with a lasting impression. Many hotels, even the cheaper ones, often have deals which include breakfast daily for the entirety of your stay. Continue Reading